Author: alexparsons

Somerset House Residency: Summer 2017

On Sunday 23rd July, I had the privilege of spending a day in residency at Somerset House, exploring the relationship between music and scent alongside Edition Perfume founder Timothy Han and fellow composer Roman Rappak. On the day, we composed and performed musical reactions based on scents mixed by Timothy, in the Givodan-sponsored Perfume Lab, in front of a live audience. Read a full breakdown of the performance here.

 

 

The combination of music and scent forms part of our collective work with Miro Shot – a project which aims to fuse live VR together with live music and sensory feedback to create an immersive reality concert which is experienced as part interactive music video and part live concert.

The Perfume Exhibition runs at Somerset House until the 31st August 2017.

Miro Shot on BBC News

Following our three day residency at the Institute of Modern Art in Amsterdam, the BBC have published an article, featuring a dissection of the experience and discussing how ‘virtual reality may change your life’. Many thanks to Vincent Dowd for coming to the show and writing the piece.

 

A second collaboration with Junction 2 Festival, London

It was a pleasure to be invited back to Junction 2 Festival this year. London’s most exciting techno festival situated in the shadow of the M4 returned for it’s second year, curated by good friends LWE, in collaboration with Drumcode, The Hydra and Into the Woods.

I spent the day recording sounds in and around the festival, which I’ll be building into a soundtrack to the after show video later this year. Watch last year’s below, in the meantime.

 

Shot, edited and directed by Josh Cohen, Jokoh Visual

Photo Credit: ShotAway

 

 

 

Grayson Perry: Divided Britain – Channel 4 Broadcast Date

Grayson Perry: Divided Britain will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Tuesday 30th May, 9pm. It was great to have been commissioned by Swan Films to compose another score for Grayson. More about the film here.

 

“Perry’s television programmes are great because they dare to reach conclusions that rise to artistic statements. Five Stars”

The Times

Performing with Miro Shot at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly

Following our sold out residency at CBK, Amsterdam, it was an honour to have been invited to bring our live Miro Shot CONTENT show to BAFTA HQ in London. We performed to three separate audiences in the Princess Anne Theatre on the 22nd May 2017.

Join the Miro Shot Collective

 

What an amazing ! live music and VR combined…Thanks to for the demo this morning.