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Apprentice and Questioner, 1863 in exhibition

Lots of fun at the third ROAR Gathering at The Factory this weekend!


I was delighted to exhibit two pieces: Questioner, 1863 and Apprentice. These pieces demonstrated my use of video in creating realtime scores for musical improvisation, as well as silent video art aimed at generating an imagined sonic experiences.


The large concrete space carried the flute sounds of Questioner, 1863, creating dream-like apparitions throughout The Factory, while the darkness of the projection room provided excellent contrast to the hands seen in Apprentice.


Collecting feedback through exhibition is essential and although there was some competition with the royal wedding, football cup finals and delightful weather, many artists were presenting work. Discussing exhibiting artists' sculptures and pieces of audiovisual installation with them inspired me to think about new ways of working for exhibition.

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'Hung!' exhibition

Throughout April, ROAR are hosting their third iteration of the Hung exhibition, where artists are invited to create and contribute pieces by hanging their work in the provided spaces around the gallery.


I saw this as a perfect chance to come up with a piece for the gallery which hosts my teaching studio as I had not yet composed anything specifically for them! I wanted to provoke the viewer into considering what a musical notation actually is, or what it could be. I created a score which provides the performer with some rather tricky decisions. Some musicians would consider this to not be a completed score, others would enjoy the freedom the score provides.


The score provides some indication of pitch, rhythm and dynamic but meter, bar line clef and instrument(s) are absent. As the score is somewhat indeterminate I have no idea what sound it would produce if played.


I have composed several indeterminate pieces in my short years as a composer, but I have not done so for some time and really enjoyed working on this short notation.

I have no idea how fast, slow or long the piece is (any time), exactly what instruments may be used, nor exactly what pitches would be revealed through performance (any place).


Any time, any place (2018) is available for download from my Compositions page.


I always welcome your input, so any questions or comments on this or anything else on the website can be addressed to musicalmrfox@gmail.com

Exhibition launch

The launch of my exhibition at Access Space in Sheffield was a success! Thank you to all who came down to see and discuss the work in person - I very much enjoyed the chance to get feedback and discuss various ideas with the group.


The two pieces from my MA portfolio, Syncretism and Apprentice, are still being exhibited at Access Space until the 15th June, 2017.


Please check out information about Access Space and the exhibition.

A new exhibition

I am pleased to announce the first exhibition of two pieces from my MA portfolio: Syncretism and Apprentice.


Access Space in Sheffield has agreed to show these two works along with a brief discussion from myself on the opening night. The event opens on July 1st at 5:30pm and will be shown for two weeks.


Further information about Access Space and the exhibition can be found here.

Conference

I was selected to speak about his recent publication at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research, 2016.


This was an amazing opportunity to discuss my work and gain even more experience in public speaking.


Many thanks go to Katherine Jensen for organising the whole thing!


If you have any questions, comments, queries, or would like to know more about the work, please do get in touch via info@musicalmrfox.co.uk or musicalmrfox@gmail.com

A day at Buckingham Place - the Queen’s Anniversary Prize

In February 2016, I was one of five students selected by the University of Huddersfield to attend the ceremony for the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.


The University of Huddersfield won the prize for ‘world-leading work to promote, produce and present contemporary music to an international audience’. The award was accepted by Professor Bob Cryan and Professor Rachel Cowgill.


A party of staff and students attended the ceremony which included Mr Chris J. Brown, Professor Martin Hewitt, Professor Aaron Cassidy, Khannah Bint Saliym, Jung In Jung, Chi Ching, Beavan Flanagan and myself.


Many thanks to the University of Huddersfield, and particularly Professor Cassidy, for this absolutely amazing opportunity; it was an absolute honour and a wonderful occasion which I will never forget.


Do feel free to check out some official photographs of the occasion!

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