Sunday 27 March 2022, 8pm
Meltwater is a collaborative improvised performance by Amaya, (Supriya Nagarajan & Duncan Chapman) with Simon Limbrick (Marimba). Drawing on South Indian ragas and two years of improvisation over the internet this is the first time the three performers have been in the same room together. This piece is inspired by ideas of change of physical state from stasis to flow.
The first half to this evenings performance is a version of the piece In Blue which Duncan Chapman originally made for a Takuroku release with Snow on Snow by Eleanor Cully. The source for this is a recording of CV Stanfords The Bluebird. This evenings version has been reworked during a short residency at EMS in Stockholm.
Duncan Chapman: composer / musician based in Lincolnshire UK. Much of his work involves collaborations with a wide range of people creating performances, installations & recordings. Recent projects include online live events, curating a concert for the Aural Diversity project and performances at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India. Current projects include work with BCMG, Sound Scotland, x-church Gainsborough,COMA Glasgow, online performances with Comb Filter and Humbox and several projects with Manasamitra. Solo work is on Silent, Takuroku & Linear Obsessional labels & Dusk Notes, (a collaboration with Supriya Nagarajan) was released in 2020. Current work includes an album of marimba and live electronic pieces with Simon Limbrick, a residency at EMS in Stockholm, performances (with Supriya Nagarajan) of Lullaby:Sonic Cradle at Radiophrenia in Glasgow, Casa Da Musica (Porto) and the WOMAD festival, developing events using the new multichannel sound system at x-church in Gainsborough and participatory projects with Music in the Round (Sheffield) and BCMG (Birmingham).
Supriya Nagarajan is a UK based vocalist/composer who creates cross- cultural cross-genre concept driven immersive music work. She has toured the globe and created work for festivals like the hcmf//, Ultima Oslo and Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She is a Performing Rights Society/Jerwood composer and an alumni of New voices 2018 Sound and Music. She is the Artistic Director of Manasamitra, a UK based arts charity and a passionate advocate for fair access in the music sector. Apart from Dusk Notes, recent releases were on the Come Play with me and Cafe Oto’s Takuroku labels. Supriya also hosts a radio show on Worldwide FM.
Simon Limbrick's involvement in music embraces performance, composing and education, both in the UK and Internationally. His creative output, reflecting his wide-ranging experience in many disciplines of composition and performance, can be observed in musical contexts that include improvisation, contemporary music, film and theatre. Recently, he has created a film-score performed on a building, ‘3 Church Walk’ (dir. Emily Richardson), and released ‘Relay’, a double CD of music for contemporary steel-pan and electronics. He regularly performs in the UK, abroad and on BBC Radio with Apartment House, Notes Inégales, and as a soloist. His own compositions are broadcast and streamed on radio and television networks. Six short performative films were released in 2018 and he has completed a PhD at Middlesex University, titled, ‘The Evolving Loci of New Music’. A collection of pieces for vibraphone and electronics are to be released in 2020. Since March, 2020, partly as a continuation of his research, and as a way to progress into new practices for live creative action, Simon has collaborated with other artists within the live performance space offered by different online technologies.