Sohrab Uduman began his musical life as a clarinettist before going on to study composition in Birmingham with Jonty Harrison and Vic Hoyland. He has won a whole host of awards from an international prize at Huddersfield Festival of Contemporary Music and The Bourges International Competition for Electro-acoustic Music to most recently first prize in the Prix Annelie de Man 2012 Composer’s Competition in the Netherlands for Breath across Autumnal Ground for harpsichord and electronics.
Uduman’s music deals with organising and giving form to sounds, sounds which are given and sounds which are created anew, moved, transformed and shaped in time. He is interested in the integration of ‘abstract’ harmonic structures and spectral qualities of sounds made explicit and transformed by live computer processing and in exploring the interactivity between music and image (including moving image) in performance. The latter is ongoing work has already resulted in four collaborative projects, including Derriere le miroir in 2012 performed at The Place, London and his work at the 2012 Liverpool Biennial.
Currently he is working on a piece for piano and live electronics planned for performance by Karis Stretton during 2015-16 as part of Stretton’s programme involving visual art, film and real-time sound transformation/live electronics. Other projects include: work for interactive visual art and electroacoustic audio to be realised in collaboration with artist, Jon Barraclough and a work for soprano and ensemble focussed around the interleaving and progressive overlapping of material based on lyric poetry by Dickinson, Shakespeare, Moore and Charles D’Orléans.
Recent performances of his work have included a series of concerts involving the SCAW duo (Sarah Watts, bass clarinet & Antony Clare, piano) in UK regional venues which explore new means of writing for a traditional sound combination. www.sohrabuduman.co.uk
Film by Rob Windsor