Electronics Project 2012

In May 2011, we ran a very successful - and throroughly enjoyable - project for five composers interested in working with instruments and electronics, led by Martin Parker and Alex Fiennes. It was a creatively fertile and productive few days, and you can read about what took place here.

A year on, and after another Call for Works, we have chosen three composer to take part in further workshops during 15th-17th February 2012:

Amble Skuse
Louise Rossiter
Malcolm Macfarlane

We are also very pleased to be welcoming composer Pippa Murphy and sound engineer / producer Ben Seal to lead the project. The workshops will take place at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles, where we're a resident ensemble for 2012. And although there is no public performance attached to the project, we'll be documenting the process online. Keep an eye on our Blog to see how the workshops develop. Each day we will be posting news, sound clips and videos charting the progress of the new works.

Our aims are to explore the questions:

  • How can instrumental sounds be augmented and elaborated with electronics?
  • What electronic sounds might work well with instrumental timbre?
  • How can an ensemble perform live with electronic sounds or computers and how can composers score their intentions effectively?

This project is supported by funds from Creative Scotland

A fiennes.org site

Mr McFall’s Chamber is a registered charity: SC028348

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