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The Metalization of a Dream

Still from The Metalization of a Dream

FREE Virtual Event
The Metalization of a Dream

Premier on December 18th at 1pm 2020.  Link to the YouTube event HERE

The event also includes interviews with composer Duncan MacLeod and visual artist Claire Orme. 

In February 2019, The Metalization of a Dream was premiered at Lit & Phil by The Galvanize Ensembler with Fretwork viols. With the support of Lit & Phil music librarian James Smith, the musicians were able to create a performance utilizing the amazing spaces and acoustics of the Library: from viols in the Green Room, to a singer walking the balconies, with live art by Claire Orme projected above the audience and the ensemble of ten performers.

In 2020, the work was performed live at City University London and online, for nonclassical and nottNOISE festival with Nottingham University. On January 29th 2021, it will be shown at Aberdeen Art Gallery, as part of Sound festival, Scotland.

The video version here is created especially for Lit & Phil and is a premiere arrangement of the material, recorded by the players remotely during lockdown.

The Metalization of a Dream is an open form sound-work responding to the dada and surrealist-inspired collages of Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005). The colours, structure and atmosphere are a nod to Paolozzi’s collages, visually encapsulating the inspirations behind the composition.

Duncan MacLeod’s practice utilises both acoustic and electronic forces. His output encompasses concert music, cross-arts collaboration (film, fine art and contemporary dance), computer music and electro-acoustic composition.

Claire Orme is an artist, curator and musician specialising in performance art and sound installation. Claire employs her skills as a pianist and violin player to investigate the narrative contours of spaces and objects.

Galvanize Ensemble is an improvisation ensemble of musicians based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and London, run by pianist Kate Halsall. They work with composers, artists, film and text to create installations, radio, cross disciplinary performances & exhibitions.

Watch by clicking on THIS LINK

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