a few preliminary traces from Studio 10:
Most of today was directed towards our workshop with a great Y6 class (the Brill class) from Newlyn, who explored Porthmeor Studio's active fishermen's net lofts (with many thanks to the fishermen of Porthmeor & shore captain Bish) & the flotsam of the beach, before making some great art & sound:
Having waved goodbye to the Newlyn School pupils, we then had a few minutes t reorientate for our first public performance, for which we decamped down to Cellar 4. Gary, intrepid trumpeter, explored the dark of the pilchard brining tank, with the rest of us (violin, viola, flute, electronics & art-making/found sounds) above deck, to play 3 short sonic explorations for our audience. Our artist Clare produced ink-print drawings responding to our sound, which we in turn treated as scores, & also became a musician , investigating the performative possibilities of objects - in this case cling-film & a plastic bag (readiest items to hand). 3 short excerpts here, here & here. Excepts will be posted each blog, with full performance files & more coming post-installation.
Tomorrow: our first full day gathering & making for the installation proper.