As part of our Cards from cold places workshop, explored festive sights and sounds to create a set of eight audio-visual greetings cards. We launched the project at 15:44 on Friday 22nd December – sunset on the Winter Solstice.
Hosted by CoMA Glasgow most Tuesday evenings throughout the year – at Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) and also online. The Club is open for musicians and sound-makers of all abilities: professionals, students, amateurs, composers, instrumentalists and sound-artists. We will each session discussing, trying out, understanding, rehearsing and performing one chosen score in each session. These will be extremely varied – from world famous to never-heard-of composers, graphic scores, open scores, text pieces and pieces of conventional notation. Club members are welcome to suggest repertoire of their own, or even bring their own piece to try!
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In collaboration with Sheena Phillips and Janet Oates, we devised and performed two new compositions: StorySpace was an immersive online concert experience inspired by the myths and forces of our planet, and Chains of Connection was a new chain score project.
This online project reached participants from Shetland to India and was devised and led by composer and sound artist Duncan Chapman. Over the course of four 2-hour zoom sessions Duncan took the group on a journey of shapes, spaces and sounds found in our surrounding landscapes.
Ether/Real was our online exploration of graphic scores, connecting a group of musicians from across the world to explore work by Julius Eastman, Rūta Vitkauskaitė, Yannis Xenakis, Heidi von Gunden, Christian Wolff and Janet Oates. The project culminated in our Christmas concert, Avantgarde Advent, which you can watch back at the link below.
During the lockdown, CoMA Glasgow developed its newest interactive project – Postcard Pieces. Inspired by our desire to bring a sense of personal connection back to remote music-making, our members created 14 utterly unique pieces written on physical postcards to then be exchanged by post – from the Shetland Isles to the English south coast, and even reaching as far as Berlin.
Led by composer Dr Rūta Vitkauskaitė, the ‘YouCreate’ project invited musicians of all instruments, composers and sound creators to come together to create and perform a collaborative and unique piece of contemporary music for the lockdown-generation. We developed the piece over four video calls during May/June, and held an online premiere of the completed composition, titled Remote Connections, on 20th June 2020.
CoMA Glasgow launched in November 2019, and held our first pilot project in early 2020 at the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow. Tying into the Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2020, we held an open rehearsal and performance session exploring a selection of pieces written for the event and for CoMA, alongside an exciting and informative session on John Cage’s ‘Concert’ delivered by Philip Thomas. You can listen to some excerpts of our open rehearsal here.
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