Nimzo have had no gigs over lockdown, so we thought we’d try our hand at the Westworld Scoring Competition 2020, for kicks. Here’s what we came up with:
Nimzo Studio (myself and Jules Arthur) are super proud to have co-written the soundtrack to this BBC documentary late last year, with 11 of our scores on the bill – The Windermere Children – music aside, it’s genuinely worth checking out – the life experiences of these people is unimaginable, really. Monday 27th, BBC4, 22.30.
Nimzo Studio have been working hard on the sound design for a collaborative installation with Magnum photographer Olivia Arthur and Philipp Ebeling. The resulting work, ‘TiChan’ – a cyclical 3-screen audio-visual installation – will be hosted at the Magnum Photos event at Mairie du 12e Arrondissement, Paris, on 5th October as part of Nuit Blanche. This work represents the first in a series of collaborative endeavours between NImzo Studio and Fishbar Studio, supported by Arts Council England. MORE DETAILS HERE.
Over the last week I’ve been involved in the first Beatabet Residency at the Rose Hill, Brighton (even though they forgot my name on the poster…), in which 20 artists have been invited to collaborate on a night of new works, for performance on 1st Dec 2018 (this eve). I’ll be collaborating with musician and instrument designer Ed Briggs on a short work involving a symbiotic network of pedals, drum machines, guitars and plasticbagpipes. I’ll also be performing a live soundtrack to a short film clip, and there will be a whole host of weird and wonderful one-off projects taking place throughout the venue over the course of the evening. See you there?
Noise Peddler, a new collaboration between myself and Danny Bright exploring no-input pedalboards, had the pleasure of performing at the Casa Da Musica in Porto this month, as part of ICLI 2018 Live Interfaces conference. Our multimedia live show butted shoulders with some exceptional cutting-edge live performances that utilise all manner of unusual musical interfaces. There will be more UK dates late 2018 / early 2019, details to follow.
A Hidden Order were out in Toronto last month for 4 live dates at the wonderful Aga Khan Museum. This was our first performance with a new trio of myself (electric guitar), Philippe Barnes (flute) and Attab Haddad (oud), with a focus on part-composed, part-improvised material. It was a magical trip, and a real honour to perform in such a beautiful space. Hopefully there’ll be some live footage to share with you soon…
I’ve been working on a new project recently with collaborator Danny Bright called Noise Peddler. Featuring symmetrical pedalboards with cameras to project our hands on screen behind us, all the sound is generated by self-oscillating guitar pedals, which are then routed and manipulated by other guitar pedals. The music is largely improvised, and explores the various ways in which one can engage with pedals as a primary musical interface. Come check out our debut performance as part of Emute Lab’s second concert at The Rose Hill, Brighton on 23/05/18. Click HERE or on the banner below for more info:
‘As Day Recedes, So Night…’ – I wrote this short wind trio 4 years ago, but it was never played through or performed until last month, when the WindRose Trio gave this fantastic premiere in Edmonton, Canada. And what a pleasure it is for me to finally hear it come to life!