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Open Circuit Festival 2017: Grunting into the Machine
Fri 24 March 2017, 19:00 – 20:30 GMT
This concert explores a variety of different approaches to rethinking the relationship between the performer, the composer and computer intervention. Martin Parker’s GruntCount, an improvised but rehears-able composition for performer and computer, takes a brute force approach to technological interaction: both the performer and the computer play a series of musical sounds (grunts) which set off a chain reaction of mutual influence. Harry Whalley’s Clasp Together invites the performer to control their own neurological responses during performance. Other improvisations and pieces will explore the boundary between improvisation and composition.