Music & Sound design for contemporary dance, commissioned by Normal Conditions / Nicola Conibere with funds from the Arts Council of England. Premiered at Sadler’s Wells, 14 October 2021.
Embracing interdependence and practices of care, Carareretetatakakekerers asks when and why bodies are thought to exceed themselves. What futures or planes of relation are possible when we recognise that we hold each other up? After all, self-reliance can be so austere.
Created through a process including COVID infections, pings, remote rehearsals and masked dancing, Carareretetatakakekerers is presented by Normal Conditions – performed and co-created by Annie Hanauer, Helka Kaski and Ming with original sound composition by Duncan MacLeod, costumes by Lucille Acevedo-Jones, lighting by Marty Langthorne, dramaturgy by Martin Hargreaves, promotional designs by Ted Young-Ing and choreographed/conceived by Nic Conibere. same time. You’re welcome to watch.
Presented by Normal Conditions: Lucille Acevedo-Jones, Nic Conibere, Annie Hanauer, Martin Hargreaves, Helka Kaski, Marty Langthorne, Duncan MacLeod, Adrienne Ming, Nikki Tomlinson.
A feature documentary by Sarah Turner featuring my choral work The Cries of Peckham Rye.
In 2012, the Ivy House pub in Peckham was sold to property developers as part of the ongoing gentrification of South London, but the locals triumphantly saved it as the first asset of community value in the UK. The film tells the story through a communal portrait of intertwining voices, which can be heard as a collection of individual testaments or as a folk-operatic arrangement. This participatory documentary weaves dance, poetry and song through its multi-layered soundscape, but the Ivy House itself remains the central character, embodied and inhabited by memories beyond its current guests.
Further information on the film can be found at www.thepublichousefilm.co.uk
Surface to Surface
12 acousmatic miniatures commissioned by Tate Modern responding to Susumu Koshimizu’s sculpture of the same title, 2013.
Acousmatic work (sonic art & sound design) commissioned by choreographer Nicola Conibare, premiered at the Laban Centre, London, 2012.
…undistinguished things to senses ruck…
..undistinguished things to senses ruck…, Commissioned by the Goldberg Ensemble with visuals by Jamie Worsfold