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Guy Veale Active in Scotland’s cultural scene since 1992, with sound and music at the centre of his work. Initially gaining experience through DJing at venues worldwide, he has moved toward the production of music for projects in several art-forms. With an increasing number of commissions for theatre, film and online material, he continues to experiment with both representational ‘foley’ sound design and abstract compositional work for soundtracks. He is especially interested in exploring appropriate contexts for the use of both non-representational, “absolute” music and concept-led, representational “programme” music, as well as blurring the boundaries between the two. The Brendworks label was primarily set up to showcase “contemporary traditional” Scottish music, to provide examples of “creativity under constraint” and conceptual works that take a structuralist approach to the reworking of unrehearsed recordings. One of its main objectives is to strengthen existing international and local partnerships, as well as to forge new working relationships with artists and non-artists alike.

Richy Carey The Message

The Message will be a new composition exploring music’s inherent dual ability and inability to communicate meaning and its use as a mode of communication in the digital age. A practical response to Nicholas Cook’s Music and Meaning in Commercials and Simon Reynolds’ Retromania, the work will be a performance of live vocals and sequenced rhythms built from Morse Code which will be broadcast in real time via Skype through a series of physical spaces, then introduced back into the live performance. Cook’s assertion is that “music in the abstract does not have meaning” but “has the potential for the construction or negotiation of meaning in specific contexts” has interesting implications when used as a mode of communication through the internet, which Reynolds describes as an environment where “our relationship to time and space has been 48

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Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

Sound Thought 2014 Programme  

Programme for Sound Thought 2014 including full schedule of paper sessions, concerts and installations plus abstracts and biographies for ea...

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