In The Wires is one in a series of works exploring the compositional form of 'sonic ghosting' developed for The DIgital Score project. Meditating on the sprawling wires of industrial spaces - communications, control systems, maps, schematics - their control centres, relay rooms and the people who worked in these often isolated, claustrophobic, underground spaces – it seeks to interrogate the nature of communication between composer and performer in the digital world. Using spectrograms generated by analogue/digital, obsolete/state-of-the-art, physical/ephemeral musical acts performed by the composer, it encourages the perfomer(s) to read the performance ‘schematic’ and respond in real time to the visual phantoms of the composer’s sound world that form the live digital score. This is then re-combined with the delayed, and now temporally disjointed, sounds used to generate the score – which appear significantly after their performance ‘schematic’, and quite possibly after the performer(s) have read them.



Performances:

The Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts - Creativity Zone
29th March 2014

Performed by:
Danny Bright - live score composition, samplescapes and guitar
Mick Feltham - saxophone
Sebastian Berwick - synthesisers

Pure Gold Festival - Goldsmiths
17th May 2014

Performed by:
Danny Bright - live score composition, samplescapes and guitar
Mick Feltham - electronics and wind controller
Lauren Redhead - piano


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‘In The Wires’ being performed by Danny Bright, Mick Feltham and Sebastian Berwick (who is out of shot).

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A photo showing the live score being projected during the performance at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts.