For our 50 Things series, pianist Siwan Rhys writes about Steve Martland's Horses of Instruction (1995). #BMC50
The fifth in a series of twelve videos that have grown out of a deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation by artist, teacher and curator, Blanca Regina.
50 Things is a series of short blogs marking the 50th anniversary of the British Music Collection, using items from the collection to offer a bold new perspective on the recent history of new music in the UK. #BMC50
The fourth in a series of twelve videos that have grown out of a deep research into the nature of Free Improvisation by artist, teacher and curator, Blanca Regina.
"problem solving is something I hold dear to my music - I like treating my music like studies whereby the music has a reason to exist"
"if you consider that the origin of the word comes from the Latin componer meaning ‘one who puts together’ I think it is an adequate reflection of what I am doing – putting sounds together."
"I think that all music is a product of the composer’s personality, memories, and experiences."
"I feel like the contemporary visual art world has a much more interesting, imaginative and healthy relationship with the idea of ‘found material’ than the contemporary music world."
"I tried to be efficient and minimal with how much material I chose in the first place, to create a piece which is direct in a similar way to Ginsberg's delivery of his poetry, avoiding traditionally explicit or overtly fussy modes of expression"