Amazing recording of the first musical meeting of these two artists.
Globe trotting sound artist, Simon Whetham and composer/wind player, Jan Hendrickse performed together as part of the “Embedded” season of live streamed “sofa concerts”.
The duo performed a 45 minute set of spontaneous music, 30 minutes of which is captured in this Gene Pool episode. Simon Whetham mixes his original field recordings with live sound from an amplified metal bucket, fire grate and other objects. Jan Hendrickse uses a variety of winds, including bass flute with delicate electronic tones.
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Listen: Gene Pool#73 Sonic Season: Simon Whetham & Jan Hendrickse
Field recording meets contemporary composition, drone and home-brewed electronics in a live concert at The Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading, as part of Simon Whetham‘s “Active Crossover” sound installation project.
This episode is a condensed mix created by Simon Whetham of all of the performances on the night from: Simon Whetham, Jonathan Coleclough, Felicity Ford, Mark Durgan, Martin Franklin & Cheap Machines.
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Gene Pool#45: Active Crossover Live
I’ve been invited to perform as part of Simon Whetham’s “Active Crossover” touring installation project on 1st April at the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Reading.
I’ll be there alongside Jonathan Coleclough, Cheapmachines, Mark Durgan, Felicity Ford & Simon Whetham.
Mr. Whetham’s gallery project showcases an interesting process where he creates audio pieces in response to the exhibition locations, then collaborates with a range of artists from that locality and contrasts his pieces with recordings of improvised performances which top and tail the show. The Active Crossover web site says:
In the other chamber are pieces by artists that Simon has performed and collaborated with through running the project, and through their ongoing cultural exchanges, recordings and events. In the main exhibition space you can hear the sound bleeding out and mingling from both spaces, forming a new and evolving communal work.
Integral to the project is a series of performance evenings which investigate improvisation and collaborative working methods…
It’s been such a long time since I did any performing, I’ve got to get my practice schedule rolling. I’ve got a plan about trying a new format for the concert, so should be good.