Eli Licking Ice

OUT NOW VIA CAFE OTO’S TAKU ROKU SERIES

We’d been thinking about getting a dog for a couple of years, but it was always tricky to work out a good time amongst the regular travel. We eventually settled on trying to make it happen after coming back from some concerts in Australia in June/July 2020 where I’d also planned to premiere the speaker/synthesizer objects I’ve been building for the last little while and that form the basis of all of the music for this piece. Australia was very quick to shutdown at the pandemic’s onset so the tour prospect vanished and the dog prospect moved into our immediate future instead. I see now that I replied to Fielding Hope’s invitation to make something for the Takuroku series the same day that Eli came to live with us in April 2020 and didn’t really anticipate how much his joyous presence and the ensuing impact of the bigger picture would make difficult what would have previously been a simple task. So, here is my piece — at the tail end of things.

Digital synthesis, speakers, percussion.
Recorded July/August 2021, Spaden / Sweden.
Cover design by Oliver Barrett

no such array. rödasten konsthall, göteborg.

‘No Such Array’ is the first work I’ve made for the multiple battery powered synthesizer/speaker things I’ve been making — here variably suspended, swung, spun and set at Göteborg’s Rödasten Konsthall. Filmed and recorded over three days in October 2020.

Presented by Levande Musik. Originally commissioned by ROOM40.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

no such array

I will be giving the premiere performances of a new work (and system for live performance) on 13 and 14 November at Röda Sten in Göteborg as part of a mini festival organised by Levande Musik (alongside performances by Ida Lundén and Nina de Heney).

The piece is called ‘No Such Array’ and will be presented via a portable, battery-powered speaker orchestra that I have been slowly putting together over the last year and a half.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Many thanks to them for making this work possible and to Levande Musik for the kind invitation to present the work in Göteborg. ‘No Such Array’ was originally commissioned by Lawrence English at ROOM40 for Open Frame 2020 (cancelled due to Covid chaos).

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