Saturday 10 May 2014
Venue: Mirage deck, Kielder Forest, Northumberland, UK.
Rachel Lancaster: Untitled
Rachel Lancaster is an artist and musician who lives and works in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and is represented by Workplace Gallery, Gateshead. Lancaster's recent works are derived from her interest in the intersections between Music, Film, and Photography. As a musician and performer, she has been a member of numerous bands and musical projects. She plays guitar and bass in several bands; including Silver Fox and BIG FAIL and is a member of Gravenhurst live band signed to Warp records. She also regularly performs experimental solo guitar based material under her own name. Silver Fox recently released their eponymous debut album on Upset The Rhythm Records, London.
For Arborescent, Rachel will create a score generated through the spectral analysis of found vocal samples of the first known recordings of the human voice dating from the 1860's, these will be digitally manipulated and collaged together.
Anne Vibeke Mou: Mote
Anne Vibeke Mou (born in Denmark) is an artist who lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. She has exhibited around the UK, including the National Glass Centre, Sunderland, and more recently at Camden Arts Centre and Contemporary Art Society, London. In 2010 she completed a window for St John’s Church, Healey, Northumberland, a commission involving an on-going series of related concerts. This year she is co-curating and a participant in the exhibition Chance Finds Us at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima).
Anne Vibeke works in drawing and sculpture; manipulating materials to effect a momentary suspension in the dialectics of change, entropy and fix, for a time, process and narrative.
Mote will be scored from patterns of celestial bodies suspended in volcanic glass. Movements will echo extremities of time and scale merging with surroundings of the site.
xsite are architects based in the Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne. While designing buildings their practice has included installation projects that explores the relationship of the permanent and temporary built environment. Projects include Tyne Salmon Trail 2007, Enchanted Parks 2009, 2010, 2011 and Ouse Street Arts Club 2012-14.
For Arborescent, they describe their score as "Trying to see a line, an order, a path where none has been. A moment that cannot return without knowledge learned from the way about to be forged."
Graham Hardy: trumpet
After graduating and receiving the ‘Fred & Ethel Thompson Award for Brass’ from Leeds College of Music, Graham established himself as a versatile player based in the North East. At home in a diverse range of styles, he has played/recorded with Kathryn Williams, Tim Garland’s Northern Underground Orchestra, Jimmy Nail, The Unthanks, Paul Edis Sextet, Glassonic, Tony Faulkner Jazz Orchestra, The Drifters, Pat Thomas and Mark Sanders, blues legend Johnny Dickinson, Matinee Orchestra and, as an original member of Voice of the North Jazz Orchestra has worked with Bob Mintzer, Andy Shepherd, Mark Nightingale, and Henry Lowther among others.
Graham also runs his own bands including the excellent Northern Monkey Brass Band, an eight-piece New Orleans brass band. He is also active in education, directing and composing for various youth and community ensembles in the region.’
Brendan Murphy: percussion
Brendan is a percussionist living and working in the North East. The starting point for all his work is the unique percussive nerve centre ‘RumbaPalace’, based at a secret location close to the Tyne Bridge. In this marvelously mysterious percussion centre, grooves develop from skin, melodies ring from wood, harmonies chime from steel, and glass transcends it all. Everything vibrates.
Brendan’s performances often involve unusual objects and sounds, with a choice of at least one percussive instrument for every letter of the alphabet. In recent months Brendan has developed a series of percussion instruments made from glass. With expert help from Brian and Norman at Wearside Glass Sculptures (National Glass Centre, Sunderland), he has created a unique set of tubular bells, a glass marimba, and a collection of glass udu drums.
Phil Rosier: tuba
A graduate of Huddersfield University, Phil was tutored by Andrew Duncan on tuba and Phillip McCann in conducting. Phil has played with various bands including Hepworth, Sellers, Grimethorpe and Ever Ready. As a conductor Phil has directed many top-level brass groups and youth ensembles whilst also working alongside several respected MDs including Ray Farr, Russell Gray, Alan Morrison and Richard Evans.
Phil regularly plays locally and nationally with various more classical ensembles, but particularly enjoys the demands of playing 'funk tuba’ with the Northern Monkey Brass Band. He also works as a music co-ordinator, and has been a tutor at the JRNCM.
Arborescent_03 was supported by Sound and Music, and hosted by Kielder Art & Architecture.