Video Jam @ RNCM // Spaces-in-Between
7th February 2020
In an age of mass displacement, what does it mean to feel ‘at home’?
Video Jam premiered 5 commissioned short films by artists based around the world, each scored by a different UK composer, reflecting on home and history, desire and estrangement, nationhood and mythology, extinction and exile.
Dreaming in Red, by Christin Turner, is a poetic, time travelling meditation on ecological disaster via a hand processed black and white 16mm montage of people in hiding within an ambiguous setting and time frame. Jolting from the temporal to the primal experience of the unknown, gradual cues subtly suggest that the setting is Pompeii during the volcanic eruption.
CHAINES scored Dreaming In Red (10 mins approx) for soprano, alto, two bases, two harps and two cellos with electronic processing.
Skaņu mežs (Sound Forest) // Riga, Latvia
Skaņu Mežs is a festival for adventurous (innovative, experimental, avant-garde, etc.) music. It happens in Riga, Latvia since 2003.
Skaņu Mežs festival is a founding member of SHAPE (Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe) – a platform for popularizing innovative music and audio-visual art.
It consists of 16 festivals and art centres and aims to support, promote and exchange innovative and aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound. SHAPE attempts to present a variety of idiosyncratic music and sonic art from all over Europe, and provide audiences and professionals with insightful lectures, talks and workshops by experts in various fields related to sound and performance.
Each year, the 16 involved associations will collectively choose 48 creatively strong artists and musicians to participate in a mix of live performances, residencies, workshops and talks across festivals and special events.
SHAPE is a three-year initiative, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. CHAINES was one of the selected SHAPE artists.
Live, semi-improvised set, based on the album 'The King'. Featuring vocals, flute, fife, guitar and laptop, the set was approx 30 minutes.
Late Junction Festival // Earth Hackney
28th February 2019
Solo set and live, on air improvisation with Sebastion Rochford and Rhodri Davies.
26th September 2018 // Photos by Dovile Simonyte
'Knockturning' at the BBC Proms // Royal Albert Hall
23rd July 2018 // Piece for orchestra, pipe organ, drum pads and laptop