Special performance with Gabrielle Leah New this Sunday @ The Wonder Inn, Manchester 3pm #butoh #liveelectronics #newart #improvisation #thewonderinn
This is the award winning work by Gabrielle New recently exhibited in Melbourne
Persephone7 . 8 min performance video installation on loop.2016. dimensions variable, Tyvek photo-print, tuelle.
Music: Norman Skipp. Filming: Paul Candy
'Persephone 7' is a performance video installation exploring the psychological feminine journey of self-discovery. It is based on the archetypal myths of Persephone, Innana and Salome. Veiled in the metaphors of Illusion and Time is the truth about who we are.
Persephone 7 utilises Butoh dance performance, installation and projection to communicate the process of transformation of psychological development.
On reflecting on 2016, I assembled this playlist from different artists that have moved my ears and soul this past year and those that have left us that continue to Inspire.
A collaboration between Matrafisc Dance Company and Vonnegut Collective.
"Soul's paths" is a site specific performance at The Wonder Inn, Manchester
Performance times: 7pm & 9pm
Limited to 30 tickets per performance
Matrafisc dance company
- Choreography: Ina Colizza and Antonello Apicella
- Dancers: Antonello Apicella, Ina Colizza, Paula de la Puente, Giorgio De Carolis, Emma Lansley, Mariateresa Molino
- Violin: Gemma South
- Trumpet: Gary Farr
- Electronic music: Norman Skipp
- Percussion: Harry Percy
Joining the Vonnegut Collective for this excitiing event at Isllington Mill
10th June 2016
Trumpet - Gary Farr
Violin - Gemma South
Bass and E flat Clarinet - Marianne Rawles
Electronics - Norm Skipp
A newly commissioned work with the Vonnegut Collective as part of the Didsbury Arts Festival. '...tiny lights...' draws inspiration from the novel 'The Wind-up Bird Chronicle' by Haruki Murakami and delves into that space between sleep and wakefulness, combining electronic and acoustic sound, notated and improvised music, to create a surreal, dream-like sound-space.
The performance took place as part of a charity evening at the Siemens Building in Manchester on the 25th June 2015
This video is the short film 45 RPM, beautifully shot in Northland New Zealand 2014 by Mark Solter. Produced by 3's a Company in association with PaXifica Moving Image Production. The film is set at a time when there has been social collapse, leaving a troubling absence of other human beings, three 'survivors' make uneasy companions—nostalgia and revenge make awkward companions for survival.
Over winter 2013/14 I worked closely with Jeff Gane to create the soundtrack to this short film. We had many long and interesting Skype discussions to try and find a soundworld that would help create the wider world of this short film. Although Jeff is in New Zealand and myself living in Manchester, UK, there was a flow and freedom to the way we worked together. Recordings of improvised cello (Rod Skipp) and cor anglais (Bethan Roberts) were made and sculpted into this piece. In April 2014, I completed the soundtrack for this short film.
45 RPM received its premiere in Auckland, September 2014.