Reflections over Verisimilitude, Hull UK City of Culture edition

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My Moving Classics Kammerkor Sudurlands Iceland commission titled ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’ is going to be performed at John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay in Hull city centre during the early May bank holiday, last weekend of April.

We will be working with local Hull singers. Each singer wears a microphone that picks up their voice by physical contact, triggering live on stage a transparent layer of composed echoes. Navigating through various landscapes and over ocean surfaces, these echoes, which started during the Iceland concert, find their coordinates in Hull, reflecting a verisimilitude of space, history and fiction.

This performance is supported by PRS for Music Foundation.

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Cycle Festival Iceland concert videos

Filmmaker Brian FitzGibbon has documented my newest work ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’ concert in wonderful videos which are now available on my Youtube channel. The concert visuals are by Jacob Tekiela. Embedded below is the second work of the concert. Performed by the South Iceland Chamber Choir, directed by Hilmar Örn Agnarsson, at the Cycle Festival for Music and Art in Kopavógur, Iceland, October 2016.

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Nearly nearly!

Nerves playing up. Tomorrow at 2pm premiere of ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’!

Please note the performance takes place in the concert hall, Salurinn, next to Gerðarsafn Museum. Link to Facebook event with all info – https://www.facebook.com/events/1095074173941960/

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Á – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #5

Next week Saturday, Cycle Festival, Iceland will feature a performance of a collection of six new works of mine titled ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’. The South Iceland Chamber Choir will be singing alongside their own echoes diffused over multiple speakers and their filmed counterparts in various fictional landscapes. These echoes navigate through space, history and fiction.

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It begins at the beginning. ‘Á’ is the name of the opening piece, which translates as ‘river’ from Icelandic and pronounced as ‘Au’ in Latin, which is the abbreviation for ‘Aurum’ or Gold in the periodic table. ‘Á’ reflects the Elements before the dawn of language. The force of Nature. A free-fall to erodation.

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Gloria Omnia – SKETCHING OUT ‘REFLECTIONS OVER VERISIMILITUDE’ #4

Friday Night Disco!

Cycle Festival, Iceland, will feature a performance of a collection of six new works of mine titled ‘Reflections over Verisimilitude’. The South Iceland Chamber Choir will be singing alongside their own echoes diffused over multiple speakers and their filmed counterparts in various fictional landscapes. These echoes navigate through space, history and fiction.

‘Gloria Omnia’ is the final song of the six and after spending time navigating on the peninsula of Verisimilitude, we’re going to Space! Where choral meets Space Age Disco triggered by the live processing of the voices. No spoilers! I’m only giving you a Hint in the audio sketch below, because it’s just Too Much Fun. Gotta hear it live in surround sound!

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