Raise Your Voice Collective, which I help run, have just announced the line-up for their second outing of contemporary classical, experimental electronics and chilled-out beats at Centro Bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. It’s an exciting mix, stretching from Martin Suckling’s Passacaglie for cello and electronics originally written to make use of the Hyperbow developed at MIT, via the sordidly urban angular lines and irregular rhythms of Tom Coult’s Avian Riots, to Steve Pycroft’s Richter VS Dragon, which applies re-mixing and mash-up techniques to instrumental music, and ending with a live DJ set from Al Sonar of Hit&Run. Also among the pieces being played will be my piece The Golden Lion Hotel for percussion and electronics.
Chris Swithinbank is a British-Dutch composer who works with both acoustic instruments and electronic sounds. He is currently a student at Harvard University with Chaya Czernowin.
Full Biography »