Endings (Live recording)

Peyton Jones, Jeremy and Matthews, Kaffe. 2012. Endings (Live recording). [Audio]

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Creators: Peyton Jones, Jeremy and Matthews, Kaffe
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CD of Live Performance, Arnolfini, Bristol 31 May 2012. Endings is a creative collaboration between composer Jeremy Peyton Jones and electronic composer and sound artist Kaffe Matthews. The collaboration combines material for voices and ensemble with live electronic manipulation focused around a series of vocal settings of the final paragraphs of works of modernist literature and the writing of David Gale. The programme also featured the large scale works And the days are long for electric guitar, live electronics and amplified ensemble. The purpose of the research was to deliberately bring together the usually separate styles and idioms of acoustic and electronic music and explore new means of combining them which address the problematics inherent in both. The research explores the interface and tension between contemporary live electronic music which typically doesn’t rely on traditional notation and involves improvisation, and more traditional acoustic music relying on notation and fixed scores. Electronic music often lacks a strong live performance element and its improvisatory nature can be obscured or lost in delivery whereas acoustic music has great potential for re-contextualisation through the extension of the spatial, textural and timbral elements using electronics. An additional purpose was the exploration of the collaborative process and an analysis of the changing roles of notation, experimentation and improvisation in contemporary performance practice. The combination explored here is different from what is conventionally understood as electro-acoustic music and is transferable to any kind of live music which seeks to explore new means of presentation and collaboration.

Contributors: Gale, David (Writer of accompanying material)
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Live Recording by Regular Music II with Kaffe Matthews, Arnolfini, Bristol, 31 May 2012

Performers: Rebecca Askew (voice), Yeu-Meng Chan (piano/keyboards), Ruth Elder (violin), Mick Foster (saxes), Jono Harrison (keyboards), Charles Hayward (drums/percussion), Tom Jackson (saxes/clar), Kaffe Matthews (live electronics), Melanie Pappenheim (voice), Jeremy Peyton Jones (director), Steve Smith (electric guitar), Ashley Slater (trombone), Benedict Taylor (viola) Sound Rick Campion

Recording Engineer Graham Williams

Keywords: Endings, Jeremy Peyton Jones, Peyton Jones, Kaffe Matthews, electro-acoustic, regular music ii, regular music, melanie pappenheim, charles hayward, rebecca askew, james joyce, joyce, Ulysses, Don deLillo, delillo, white noise, jack kerouac, kerouac, on the road, pablo neruda, neruda, alturas de macchu picchu, canto general, david gale,
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Music > Contemporary Music Research Unit
Item ID: 8671
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 14:51
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 10:02



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