Current Spring/Summer’15 issue of Vogue Knitting features an article about my Knitted Music and the MATA NYC concert, which is on sale right now as a hardcopy or e-version https://store.vogueknitting.com/p-3245-vogue-knitting-2015-springsummer.aspx
This is an introduction to a further collaboration with Vogue Knitting at their next VK Live NYC event in January ’16.
I’m very pleased this composition is welcomed outside of the contemporary music scene. The piece resonates the natural soundscape that surrounds me in Pembrokeshire, where many sheep graze, growing their wool for knitting ….music.
Some marvellous news about getting new music out there!
* Vogue Knitting Live NYC ’16 Gala Diner concert and Fashion Show music *
My MATA commission ‘Killing Time’ uses prepared knitting needles to trigger software sound samples in an organic way to reproduce Nature sounds. It led to involving performers from outside the field of contemporary art, from the field of knitting, to be part of the ensemble – turning the usually lonely art of composing into a social happening.
I’m very pleased to be working with Vogue on staging this concert on their next VK Live event, plus providing original catwalk music, a mixture of my indie pop and my new music. Hopefully we will be setting up some workshops for attendees to experience knitted sounds and rhythms triggered by various patterns, as well.
For my new composition, which still doesn’t have a title, I’m building a semi-prehistoric sequencer with knitters. And computers. Little did I know Knitting was so popular these days… oh, hang on:
“Prehistoric textiles – E.J.W. Barber”
It’s a bit of a thing trying to get sound on paper
now please play this like so
I’m so glad Doug and Barbara allowed me to make use of a space at theirs, since the building site next door to me is neverending.
A little snapshot working with conventional instruments and electronics to the colour Fuchsia.
on MATA’s 15th annual benefit gala there’s been some prominent talking…