Radiophrenia ‘Interventions’ Series 2020
This is a series of songs and improvisations delivered by remote collaborators in conjunction with Giles Perring’s sound installation on Jura, the World Organ. Using recordings made via the organ’s system itself, the pieces are assembled in different ways that reflect the various listening experiences of the players, and the colours of the sound that the organ ‘hears’.
Alongside Giles Perring [clangerphone, fibrephone, slimmer phone, baliphone, surdo, whistling], on Jura, the performers are
Melanie Pappenheim [vocal], Kennington, London. ’Twa Corbies’
Kirsty Law [vocal], Edinburgh, ‘My Heart Is Sair’ [Burns/Law, arr: Law’]
Susie Honeyman [violin], Edinburgh, ‘Over the Sound’
Albert Kuvezin [voice], Kyzyl, Tuva ‘Talking to Spirits’
Ivor Kallin [viola, voice], Clapton, London, ‘Trumpton Fire Brigade’
Rob Mills [bells, whistles sax], Swanage, ‘The Ministry of Wind’
Giles and Ivor have played in various improvising bands together, notably Ya Basta and power trio The Scheidt. Rob Mills and Susie Honeyman [also of The Mekons] are both long standing colleagues of Giles from their work together in the sonic sculpture group Echo City. Giles produced Albert Kuvezin & Yat Kha’s number one World Music album ‘Poets and Lighthouses’ on Jura in 2010. Giles first performed with Melanie Pappenheim in the ‘vocal big band’ The Shout. They have since made a number of music and sound works for radio and theatre together. Giles works with Kirsty Law on recordings and cross-media projects having first collaborated together with Stornoway story teller Ian Stephen.