Travelling With Thomas

Composer Laurel Swift and designer Lizzie Watts‘ work-in-progress folk musical Travelling With Thomas is being presented in unfinished showcase form at these gigs, and I’m very happy to be involved as a vocalist!

  • The New Room Horsefair, Bristol | 7.30pm | Thurs 12 Apr 2018
  • Gunnersbury Park Museum, London | 1pm | Monday 23 Apr 2018
  • Cecil Sharp House, Camden | 7.30pm | Tuesday 24 Apr 2018

31521436_1472740289535688_1127860881535795200_oI’ll be performing alongside some incredible musicians:

Paul Sartin – Fiddle, Oboe, Voice
Deb Chalmers – Fiddle, Viola
Sarah Moody – Cello, Voice
Harriet Riley – Marimba, Percussion
Benji Kirkpatrick – Voice, Bouzouki
Hazel Askew – Voice, Flute
Ben Moss – Voice, Fiddle
Nick Janaway – Voice, Guitar

 

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There is a kickstarter for this amazing project here.

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Narroways

Narroways is a new traditional English folk vocal quartet with Nonny Tabbush, Hannah Cumming and Matt Norman! We are singing Matt’s gorgeous arrangements of traditional songs and so far have had one gig at Bristol Folk House… stay tuned for more Narroways news!

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“Babble” R&D week

Babble is an interactive early years theatre project by Flibbertigibbet Theatre.IMG_0068

Performers guide a group of children through a fantastical world in which they are encouraged through stories and games to use and celebrate their voices. Microphones around the space pick up their vocal contributions (bits of song, shouting names or nonsense words) which are instantly replayed and sonically played with, or used to form layers of a beautiful final piece of music in which the children hear themselves. My homemade live-sampling software (developed with Sarah Owen of Solarference) was just what this project needed!

img_0057.jpgWorking alongside director Stevie Thompson, performer Gwen Scott, sound artist Chris Menes (Chrx, Sat Nav) and composer Pete Judge (Eyebrow, Three Cane Whale), and others, this was a week-long creative and technical R&D at Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.

Travelling with Thomas – showcase

I will be singing alongside Ben MosScreen Shot 2017-08-29 at 12.36.57s and Hannah Cumming in Travelling with Thomas, a new folk musical by Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts expanding on the song and legend of Thomas the Rhymer.

There are 3 London dates at the end of September:

Sep 25th 7:30pm – Ivy House, Nunhead
Sep 26th 7:30pm – Cecil Sharp House, Camden
Sep 27th, 4pm – Gunnersbury House

Full info on the project’s site! https://travelwithtommarke.wixsite.com/twtom

Ep/64

Ep/64 performing at Paris Spring Loops festival 2017

I’m no longer performing with Ep/64 but the project continues with other musicians.

Ep/64 (Ephemeral Project 64) is free improv group formed by Dali de Saint Paul (vocals) with Dan Johnson (drums), sometimes Florent Berthaut (drums) and me (laptop).

One of our first gigs was recorded and released on Pale Master Records, Liverpool. Another live recording, plus remixes, is out on Bristol label Aphelion Editions. Check these out below…

 

 

Shipped

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With Theatre West and director Jesse Jones, at Hamilton House Bristol.

Characters spend time listening to a small battery-powered radio: I designed a method for broadcasting sounds to the actual onstage prop radio, sync’ed to sound layers from theatre’s main PA. I made these ‘Radio Biafra’ sequences from a mixture of found broadcasts, archive sounds and bespoke recordings made with the company.