by Francis Bowman
with sound and performance by Sonia Paço-Rocchia
The Shunt Lounge, London, April 2010
The Shunt Lounge is a performance venue situated in the victorian brick tunnels, which form the foundation of London Bridge Station. It is about to be closed to make way for the foundations of London’s latest tallest building ‘The Shard’ currently under construction. Street level above is already a building site.
The work is exhibited on the 2nd, 3rd and 9th, 10th April. This is during Holy Week, and just after the spring equinox.
It is a work about the beauty of light on the body, and in dark places.
Live performance and voice following the rhythm of the light.
Thumbnail photo by Ludovic des Cognets
I organised a bassoons gathering to read-through 3 movements of my piece Hommage, for 32 bassoons around the audience.
This is how it sounded like, with 14 bassoonists.
London, St-Clement's Church
Caroline Glicksman, bassoonist
Cory Barger, bassoonist
David Robson, bassoonist
Hannah Smith, bassoonist
Hugh Rosenbaum, bassoonist
Iona Garvie, bassoonist
István György Berta, bassoonist
John McDougall, bassoonist
Laura Kirker, bassoonist
Neil Strachan, bassoonist
Philip Davis, bassoonist
Robin Hall, bassoonist
Simon Moore, bassoonist
Tom Hardy, bassoonist and fantastic gatherer
Tom Whitehouse, conductor
Andrew Crowe, film camera and photography
James Bull, audio recording
David Allen, St-Clement's Church Vicar
Sonia Paço-Rocchia, composer
Endless thank you for everybody who was involved
experimental multimedia performance
The music is really important and present in this play. I perform solo, live with bassoon, voice, glockenspiel, melodica and live electronics.
by Ieva Strazdina and Jeffrey Gordon Baker,
The Olga & Clarence Memorial Theatre
text by Antonin Artaud, St Augustine, Guy Debord, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
Arthur Rimbaud and Patti Smith
music and sound by Sonia Paço-Rocchia
performed by Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Ieva Strazdina and Sonia Paço-Rocchia
produced by Else Prünster
costume design by Anita Gatere
camera by Andrew Crowe
montage by Ana María Reyes
performed in June 2011, in London
for bass flute and live electronics
This is a piece that will eventually be part of a Multimedia Instrumental Opera, for 18 instruments and live electronics, video, dance and live art.
In that Instrumental Opera, the bass flute will represent the memories.
This piece contains a lot of choices that the player has to take, some semi improvised and some controlled improvisation.
I composed this piece on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, during a composition retreat of Rarescale.
Susan Geaney kindly premièred it, in Skye, something like 30 hours after I finished the composition. You can't have more fresh.
As we can see, a Nitendo Wii Remote is strapped on the foot joint of the bass flute and it is the tilt, the angle of the flute that is provoking the Max/MSP patch. For the opera something more discreet will be used.
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