Stones / Avanim

A collaboration with choreographer/dancer Merav Israel and her company LaNua on a site-specific installation in Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh with dancers Rosalind Masson, Monika Smekot, Monica De Ioanni and Iraya Noble.

I worked closely with the dancers in devising the music and sound design during the development stage of the project. I installed a 4­-way sound system in the space and performed a live mix of the score.

The ideas explored the this work – stone and our relationship to it – made the conventional musical tools of melody, harmony and rhythm seem like modern day artifice. I worked with a deliberately restricted palette and used texture and pattern to create tension and release in the pieces used within the work.

Performed in May 2011. Commissioned by Creative Scotland.