Sound and Music – Composer Curator Commission
Selected as one of 5 artists to work on a new project, as part of the Sound and Music Composer-Curator 2020-21 programme.
‘Chaotic Behavior’, a series of events bringing together different groups of musicians/makers/artists/young people to develop an interest and skills in DIY electronic music.
A series of educational workshops/lectures; alongside a programme of experimental/improvisational performances using hand built electronic instruments created by invited artists, in solo and collaborative sessions.
During development of the project, I will be working with Supersonic Festival‘s Lisa Meyer, who will provide additional support.
More details about this commission, and the other selected artists is available here.
Eastville Project Space
Eastville Project Space is an independent artspace in Yeovil, Somerset. A creative hub for artists and creatives to develop artistic collaboration and projects. We offer a year-round public programme, including exhibitions, events and workshops which aims to contribute the arts and culture in Yeovil and further afield.
Tusk Festival – Workshops / Performance
2019 – Sage Gateshead.
Synth building workshops for young people, artists and curious makers.
Improvisation workshop with young people from Sage’s ‘Centre For Advanced Training’ to create a new performance using an adaptation of STEIM’s Crackle Box and the Atari Punk Console.
Live performance as part of the festival music program.
Wyrd Wild West Festival
One-day festival during 2018. Showcasing live music and experimental art from the depths of the West Country. The planned 2020 festival was postponed due to Covid-19.
R.E.E.L. (Rapid Eye Electronics Limited)
R.E.E.L. are Matthew J Saunders, Saxon Roach and FarmerGlitch.
pHarmerz are Ekoplekz and Farmer Glitch.
Pink Shed Takeover @Supernormal Festival (5-7 August 2016)
A partnership programme around the ‘Pink Shed’ at Supernormal Festival. The ‘Pink Shed’ has been one of the key elements for the Festival, a space for commissions and showcasing work by invited artists and organisations in the UK.
Curated a programme of art installations, performances, events and workshops during the three day festival and created an intimate performance space, encouraging collaboration and performances from various artists:
- Art Installation: ‘How We Communicate’ an installation by Simon Blackmore;
- Art Installation: ‘The Globe’ by Gavin Morris;
- Collaborative Performances: Tim Hill, Matt Saunders, Farmer Glitch & guests;
- Workshop: ‘Atari Punk Console, PunkSeq10, HalfWatt’ by Farmer Glitch;
- Morning Therapy Sessions: ‘The ASMR Parlour’ by Henry Collins & Robin Foster;
- Family workshops.
Lau Land Festival Bristol
2015. Curated an audio/visual installation and workshops within the 3 day festival. Working with Gavin Morris to install a multi-room large scale sound/light interactive installation. Produced a one-day synth building workshop with Aidan Taylor.
SALVAGE: A HACKER FARM FIELD TRIP
Co-producer – 2013. In partnership with Arnolfini and Qu Junctions – A mythical mystery bus tour to a secret deep South West location, for a long afternoon and evening in the company of cult Westcountry collective Hacker Farm.
Featuring live performances from Hacker Farm, Ashley Paul, Kemper Norton, IX TAB and Hugh Metcalfe; along with installations and film.
Hacker Farm: UHF – review The Guardian 2012.
Project website – hackerfarm.net