I’ve had a new composition commissioned by Glasgow Concert Halls as part of their current season, to be performed alongside Craig Armstrong, AGF and Icebreaker. It’s going to be performed by me electronically, but it could equally be performed by any number of musicians, on any range of instruments. It’s based on the concept of Terry Riley’s minimalist composition ‘In C’ in which musicians play short repeated sections of music for durations and at timing intervals of their own choosing. Details of the performance, including artist Jim Buchanan’s accompanying light labyrinth, are below.
Space Wide Open: Labyrinth of Light with Craig Armstrong, Icebreaker and Alex Smoke
Friday 23rd September 2011, 7.00pm
Part of the Glasgow MusicÂ 2011/2012 Season
Featuring Scottish land artist Jim Buchananâ€™s amazing water and light installation, Labyrinth. Specially commissioned for the occasion, Buchanan will transform the Old Fruitmarket into a fascinating water maze. An evening of ambient music set around the labyrinth, featuring the internationally renowned composerÂ Craig Armstrong, the dynamic new music groupÂ IcebreakerÂ (who perform Terry Rileyâ€™s classicÂ In C) andÂ Alex SmokeÂ performing his electronic piece also inspired byÂ In C. Part art installation, part concert â€“ beautiful sounds and sights together.
Access to the labyrinth will be from 7pm with music starting at 8pm.