Brighter Sound’s Young Composers Commission: Disruption

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AlgoMech

Stitch-hacking, Autonomous Pianos and AlgoMech

What better way to kick-start this Brighter Sound commission than by heading to the hotbed of creativity that is AlgoMech. Taking place in Sheffield each year, AlgoMech is a festival of algorithmic and mechanical movement. On the day that I attended, the main event was a symposium, whose theme was ‘Unmaking’. This beautifully overlapped with the theme for this commission: ‘Disruption’. In addition to the symposium, I had the opportunity to experience an amazing performance/installation piece, as well as attend my...

Brighter Sound: Disruption

Brighter Sound’s Young Composers Commission: Disruption

I was in the middle of recording some vocals last week when my phone started ringing. To my surprise, on the other end of the line was sound/visual artist Vicky Clarke. She was calling to tell me that I’d been awarded a commission by Brighter Sound to write a new piece of music! Yes! The brief for the commission asks me to explore the theme of ‘disruption’ in relation to musical systems. It will be performed live by professional musicians in...