Brighton’s no.1 pianist/mover+shaker in the contemporary music scene, Adam Swayne (who very recently premiered my new work for piano ‘A Line Drawn In Water’) has roped me into being the narrator in what should be a fun celebration of the 10th anniversary of CoMA Sussex. I’ll be narrating works by Byrne (In The Future) and Cheesman (Postlude) at St John sub Castro, Lewes, Sunday 28th June 6pm (basically, today). Come along anyone who cares to hear me yell stuff down a megaphone over a chamber orchestra.
I have been working with musical comrade Jules Arthur on the sound design for ‘Stranger’, a new book and installation by Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur. The photos follow the imagined story of a survivor of the MV Dara (a real boat which sank off the coast of Dubai in 1961, taking the lives of some 250 of its passengers), who somehow returns 50 years on, trying to make sense of the modern-day Dubai which as risen from the desert sands.
The exhibition will run from 21st-31st May at Fishbar, 176 Dalston Lane, E8 1NG, London, with a launch event on Saturday 23rd at 2-6pm. Find out more HERE.
Taken from the album ‘A Hidden Order’, available at https://leewestwood.bandcamp.com/album/a-hidden-order
Here’s a recording of the premiere performance of ‘The Architect’, sung by Musarc @ Christ Church Spitalfields, 20th December 2014. The work was commissioned through the Sound And Music ‘Portfolio’ Scheme.
Recording – Joe Watson
Photo – Yannis Katsaris
Here’s a little video by Darren Michael, documenting the MusArc concert at Christ Church Spitalfields, Dec 20th 2014, and the SaM Portfolio Scheme in general. Fun times!