What sort of music do you write? This is probably the first question that a composer of contemporary classical or in fact any composer hears today. The difference between a composer of x and a musician that performs any genre of popular music is that the latter’s niche is often clearly defined. Because that’s how…
In light of a seeming end of publicly funded art, it is important for artists and curators to think more seriously about legitimate alternatives to public funding. Public funding of the arts in the UK came into existence in 1948 with John Maynard Keynes’ establishment of the Arts Council, there was no policy driven or…
- 2013, ‘L’anneau de Moebius’ (flute, viola, piano)
- 2012, ‘L’année prochaine…’ (clarinet in B, bass clarinet, 2
violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos, 1 double bass)
- 2012, Telos (orchestra)
- 2011, ‘Wind quintet’ (flute, oboe, clarinet in B, French horn,
- 2010, ‘Toccata for piano quintet’ (alto flute, clarinet in B, violin,
The summer holidays are here! You have planned your vacation, planned your kids’ activities so that they get a mix of fun and learning, so that they don’t go back to school with their brain shrinked to the size of a peanut. But what if you didn’t? Then it is a good idea to start thinking about summer learning now, because as research shows, ‘summer learning loss’ is a real problem, that if accumulated over school years can have long lasting consequences.
The initial concept of the show comes from the experience of hearing while feeling fear. Do you remember lying in bed as a child, listening to every crack in the house? Or listening to every noise while walking through an underpass at night? Hearing seems much sharper and even the smallest sound makes an impact on the entire body and mind when we experience fear.
As strange as it seems, a university degree in the arts is one of the few degrees that are still worth pursuing, given a few conditions.
It may seem tangential to compare such different cultures as Albanian and Lithuanian from most perspectives—including a musical one—but perhaps it is a needed step towards finding further connections between Balkan and Baltic regions, or to show that they have formed independently of each other. The catalyst for this study is the fact that dissonant folk polyphony exists…
So there was this thing going around (yes, a thing) where people wrote up their 10 favourite post-war contemporary classical music pieces (just like it says in the title). This is where I hop (a month later) on the bandwagon and do the same thing. Here it is, in chronological order:
The topics and questions that will be explored in this text are derived from my artistic practice that is based around sound art and sound installations in particular, which focuses on two issues that are also central to sound art: time and space. The reason for this review is to establish and explore the context of my…
This piece has been specifically created for Seven Traces Contemporary Arts Festival in Caernarfon in 2014. The video art has been created by Jo Marsh has created an abstract film, which maps various parts of the local landscape. This was made using a purpose built sculpture which contained the camera and was rolled across the…
Exhibition Booklet PDF
Exhibition Booklet PDF
Synchronicity is a collaborative piece made by Andrew Smith and Dimitri Rastoropov. Video by Andrew Smith, sound by Dimitri Rastoropov.
iAM Bulbash – is a game with a countryside atmosphere. PETROVICH – is a strong man from the Village. He goes on an adventurous journey. On his path he will face many challenges. Made by WCG Gamers using the greatest experience playing best games ever made for uncountable amount of time.
The idea of this installation comes from an attempt to comprehend or live through something larger than we can embrace with our minds through sound. In the case of this installation it is a relatively short period of time of one day that is digested into two tracks: one is an hour long and the…
10 Movements is a text piece written for Janet Oates’ Travel Pack Project
This is the ‘soundtrack’ that comes from a site-specific sound installation I created in the Making Time Garden at Lancaster University (an artwork in itself created by Jonathan Raisin and Elizabeth Willow). This installation is based on an often used phrase when we are wanted to be impressed by certain statistics: every N seconds X…