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Martin Parker


LISTEN!

SUNDAY 17 JULY
SALLIS BENNEY THEATRE
FROM 6.45PM

PROGRAMME

playlist interludes 

Interlude A - by the pool 1'54
Interlude B - depress here  3'09
Interlude C - after party  0'46
Interlude D - I'm so excited 0'27
Interlude E - little dance  0'36
Interlude F - rapido 2'14
Interlude G - subway  0'21
Interlude H - lift off 2'03
Interlude I - in hotels 3'31
Interlude J - your mum wants you 2'30


Soundwaves Festival invited me to make a work that explores listening habits in some way. Each of these 'playlist interludes' began as a location recording made when listening intently to particular environments, mostly urban, on holidays and performance trips. I then mixed in studio material that latched onto elements of pitch, rhythm, timbre or general feel of these environments to create some sort of friction or interrelationship between the two worlds. 

I hope that this friction will be interesting in tonight's context, the interludes should find their own way of accompanying the other media present and excite the imagination by confusion or in semi synchronization. Either listen to the interludes in order (A to J) or better, put your portable player on shuffle so that they will be randomly scattered across your music collection, they can then act as the intended 'interludes' between more familiar sound and music on your system.

-Martin Parker, June 2011


MARTIN PARKER BIOGRAPHY

A composer, improviser and soloist with laptop, Martin’s work focuses on encounters between computers, people and places. Based in Edinburgh, he has performed and collaborated internationally with theatre companies, symphony orchestras, visual artists and ensembles; recent projects include ‘Filament’, an interactive sound installation commissioned by the ISCM in the Tyrol and a new piece for computer and instruments called “Grab” written for Joby Burgess’ New Noise Ensemble. He is Artistic Director of Edinburgh’s Dialogues Festival www.dialogues-festival.org and one third of free improvisation trio Lapslap www.lapslap.net.

Martin studied composition at the University of Manchester and completed a Ph.D in Composition at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He is Academic Director of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Sound Design: sd.caad.ed.ac.uk/mscsounddesign

Some of his music is available on Ein Klang records; www.einklangrecords.com and www.leorecords.com

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