“Knitting was woven into the attractive “Killing Time” by Jobina Tinnemans, premiered at last nite’s MATA concert. — with Isabelle Holmes and 2 others.”
Isabelle Holmes: “Come see me finish this on stage at Roulette tomorrow night. Show is at 7pm, and I promise you, watching me and 21 other knitters, including Janusz Jaworski, will NOT be like watching paint dry. It will be way fun. Performance knitting, who knew? Jobina Tinnemans knew. 🙂 ”
Incredible!!! – thank you, Ana Maria Alcocer Otero, for your great effort and enthusiasm. It’s very inspiring. . MATA‘s photo: “Could this be the longest scarf knit for Jobina Tinnemans’s “Killing Time” project? Ana Teresa Alcocer Otero in Montreal. Come see on April 19th.http://bit.ly/173ey5o“
The journey of a prepared knitting needle! Versions 01 and 02 – for use in conjunction with the NAÏENI.
Gaynor captured yesterday’s rehearsal in Tregwynt Mansion’s ballroom. Very exciting moment to check everything is working and it all went well. What fab people are here in and around Fishguard! There were some very useful comments to help polishing it off. Fishguard Arts Society, Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Abergwaun.
Lysa Chen is one of the knitting soloists, this is just great! Thank you, Lysa, it’s all coming together. x more photos here! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151397621602861&set=a.10151397621547861.1073741826.58332232860&type=1&theater
Fishguard Arts Society, Cymdeithas Celfyddydau Abergwaun : “Last night in the Ballroom, Tregwynt Mansion, a rehearsal for ‘Killing Time composed by Jobina Tinnemans. The work ‘Killing Time’ is for 5 knitters, piano, guzheng, clarinet, cello and electronics and will be performed in Brooklyn, New York on the 19th of April was commissioned by the 4 dayContinue reading “Tregwynt Mansion tryout”
Andy Wheddon : “Monday, early evening, Jobina rehearsing for MATA in the living room – I had gone to the kitchen to make tea and came back to this extraordinary scene. For once my camera had a fully charged battery.”
on Lizzy Stonhold‘s wall: Think this picture sums up our afternoon the best, Jobina explaining her fantastic project for the MATA festival in NYC, our FAS Knitting Jazz group furiously knitting the white ‘score’, beautiful daffodils on display in Seaways Bookshop, and the paper bird, little did we know at this stage, three of us wouldContinue reading “knitting in Pembrokeshire”
Starting knitting myself eventually although I’m very slow: an attempt to join in. At the MATA performance there will be knittings made in NYC, Pembrokeshire and Montreal! According to Janusz there were some people in Oregon who would love to join in in the performance if it was closer. It’s all very exciting.
Done. Sheetmusic with the knitters ensemble included on paper in my hand – chuffed to bits!
(via Knitting Jazz on facebook) Lizzy and Jobina putting their heads together about Knitting Jazz in New York! Jobina has written a contemporary classical music composition for 5 knitters, which will be performed at the MATA festival on the 19th of April. She wants to bring some Welsh knitting to the Brooklyn stage, because the outdoors here is what inspiredContinue reading “Knitting Jazz NY”
Some BLATNOVA breaks made with Soniccouture’s ‘Konkrete Breaks’ pack are included in the new Ableton Live 9!!! in “I want your Peacock” I’ve done some trickery only using arps….. check Concrete Plastic label: “CP gets cozy with Ableton and Soniccouture.”
Packing my stuff on a rainy day – quite suitable. Been working my socks off, but in an out of the ordinary setting. Very nice to meet Todd Tarantino and Yotam Haber, the MATA festvial organising team, in reality after many online conversations. and meeting Alex Weiser, number three of the MATA team. I’veContinue reading “NYC visit 05”
Vicky Chow is a great pianist, just wonderful. I still had to tidy up my scores before we met, yet it didn’t seem to bother her.
Very chuffed about the Roulette venue sound system! Ben Manley, the sound man, was ever so kind to have me check my sounds on it and talk through tech. I’ll be working with a conventional classical ensemble plus electronics and hope to merge the two together a bit, too often the electronics seem to stayContinue reading “NYC visit 03”
Knitting in New York – meeting Isabelle and Janusz in Hampton Chutney, a nice dosa restaurant in Soho. Been filming their hands and our chatting, hoping to edit it all into a making-of docu. Have been receiving lots of enthused reactions from the knitting community, really great.
I’m in NYC! Preparing the production of the contemporary classical composition for the MATA festival in April. I’ll be looking for NY knitters, as knitting makes part of the ensemble, visiting the performing musicians, talking through the score and listening to the venue’s sound system, whether the sounds I’m using will work in the concertContinue reading “NYC visit prepping the production of the MATA composition”
My very dark cloud had a very silver lining! Next door to me is a building site, which made it impossible to work on my NY MATA festival composition. Doug and Barbra kindly offered me to work in their Mansion in the Ante Room, where I have been working all January and February. Thank you everContinue reading “Composing January-February”
Such a funny picture of my dad and me working via Skype! He’s an electronical engineer. Mum in the back. Oh she’s a knitting expert….. I just don’t know where I get my ideas from. Sorry, I know, it’s a family picture, but I had to show you how things are going about here…
And here it is! My custom-built interface. I will have 5 knitters as ‘naïve instruments’ as part of an ensemble of conventional instruments for the contemporary classical composition I’m working on for MATA festival in NYC in April. the logo is the works! such fun I’m introducing the term ‘naïve instruments’ as a way toContinue reading “Naïve Ensemble Interface”
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
For the British section of the 2014 ISCM World Music Days the works of Julian Anderson and me have been selected by the Wroclaw team. Which means my concrete music work “Shakespeare and Hedgeshear” including two table tennis teams and English castle-garden shrubs cutting will see the stage once again. Sound And Music did theContinue reading “Performing on the ISCM World Music Days 2014 Wroclaw”
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… http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2012/10/mata-15-annual-benefit-gala/
And this is what I’ve been working on with Craig Morrison, composing a sound to a colour, it will get continued, we’ve been experimenting. It has been a challenge to orchestrate a sound that one can play for a long time without getting uncomfortable but stays pleasant and in the mood the colour would giveContinue reading “‘Intense Colour’ composition screened on an intense scale”
this report of the second night at Blinc Digital Arts Festival has got the last part, the choral, of my ‘Thank You’ soundscape for Alan Turing in it – http://www.culturecolony.com/videos?id=11410
An atmospheric Blinc digital arts news report by Chris Dearden http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20106206