Wire & Wind (2012)

Piled high in a field on the top of a hill there is a mass of tangled, rusting wire and twisted metal poles that oscillate and whistle as the wind blows.

There is a giant wire sculpture on the roof of the Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona by the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies – the work is called Cloud and Chair.

Wire: man made, hard but malleable, made from iron (steel).  Iron is the Chinese element linked to autumn, and lungs; air is associated with qi (chi):  life, energy and breath.

Wire & Wind, the sound-work, unfolds, entangles and disentangles these elements, these ideas and images within musical structures.

Performances

  1. INTIME @ the Noisefloor Festival, Stafford University, 4th May 2012
  2. Selected for the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, August, 2012. At the Artscape, Wychtwood Barns, Toronto, Canada
  3. The International Computer Music Conference 2012, September 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  4. Wire & Wind (5.1) – played at iFIMPaC (Leeds International Festival for Innovations in Music Production and Composition) December 13/14, 2012
  5. Performed at Sonorities 2013, Queens University Belfast 27th April 2013