This week The Swansea Laptop Orchestra held their first workshop wth the selected composers for the Tŷ Cerdd CoDI electronic pathway project, and I was on hand to take some photos of all the lovely people. Check out the photos of the fun day we had here.
Hen Ogledd, a new supergroup formed by Dawn Bothwell, Rhodri Davies, Richard Dawson and Sally Pilkington have released their debut single Problem Child along with this amazing video. My words won't do the video justice, I suggest you watch it instead! :-)
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the chemical detection abilities of an African musical instrument called a mbira. The instrument uses metal times connected to a wooden sounding board which produce a musical tone when plucked. The research has discovered that using a hallow U-shaped tine filled with different liquids produce notes of different frequencies. These differences can be used to detect different liquid samples such as sodium chloride or non-toxic glycerol.
NPR's Tiny Desk on YouTube is amazing for discovering great music and recently the music diversity and quality has been top notch, from Yo-Yo Ma to Dermot Kennedy. This week though, Tiny Desk published their video of Tech N9ne featuring Krizz Kaliko. The video starts off great and escalates to amazing by the last track, definitely worth watching the full video!
This week I attended the ISSTA Limerick Sound Festival 2018 in The Irish World Academy in The University of Limerick. The day centered around 3 fantastic concerts with workshops, soundwalks and discussions between them. Checkout my photos from the festival here.
This week NAWR had the pleasure of realising Philip Corner's Piano Activites piece with Volcano Theatre in Swansea. Volcano had an old piano that had succumbed to wood worm and was due to be thrown away. Instead, the colloboration between Volcano and NAWR resulted in the piano giving its final public performance on Swansea High Street! Check out the rest of the photos of the piano's destruction here.