6-13 April: New Approaches to Traditional Music (Residency #1) with Alasdair Roberts
14-18 April: Temporary Blindness: dance residency with Gabriela Sanchez
5-6 June: dance residency with Thania Acarón and Richard White
9-13 June: dance residency with Thania Acarón and Richard White
Some exciting collaborations coming up over the next few months. The first is an ongoing project with folk musician Alasdair Roberts which is working towards a performance at Woodend Barn, Banchory as part of this year’s Sound Festival. We will be doing a series of residencies in the Braemar/Cairngorm Park area to explore the history, landscape, folklore and musical heritage of that location; a process of researches which will inform the musical work which we create together.
Immediately following this is a collaboration with the dancer and choreographer Gabriela Sanchez who I’ll be working with for the first time. In May I’ll be working alongside musician Simon Gall and dancers/choreographers Aaron Jeffrey and Rob Heaslip where we’ll be developing material produced during the Fast and Dirty workshops run last November in Aberdeen by Bill Thompson and Ian Spink.
Finally, with the help of Thania Acarón and Richard White, I’ll be bringing my Witching Hour project to life during the course of two residencies (one at Woodend Barn and the other at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen). Also contributing their vocal talents is poet John Mackie and Anna Lavigne.
I feel very honoured and excited to be working with so many gifted artists and can’t wait to see/hear the work that we eventually produce.
On a completely unrelated matter, here’s a piece of music that’s been inspiring me over the last week: