Sound Festival: Beyond Borders
Other times, other places is a space that can be experienced both as an immersive sound installation and as the setting for live performance. The project is a collaboration between Christopher Fox, Angharad Davies, Tom Jackson, and the composer/sound designer Georgia Rodgers, creating an installation that explores the great stone circles of Brodgar (Orkney), Drombeg (Ireland), Stonehenge (England).
Christopher Fox is a composer who sometimes writes about music too. Often working at a tangent to the musical mainstream he has based his compositional career around close collaborations with particular performers, including Ilan Volkov, Philip Thomas and Elizabeth Hilliard, the instrumental groups the Ives Ensemble, KNM Berlin and Apartment House, and the vocal ensembles The Clerks and EXAUDI. His work is the subject of the book Perspectives on the music of Christopher Fox: Straight lines in broken times (Ashgate-Routledge, 2016). CDs of his music are available on the Ergodos, HatHut, Metier and NMC labels; the most recent, Headlong, was released in February 2018 and presents Fox’s complete music for clarinet, played by Heather Roche.
“I am thrilled to be supported to realise Other times, other places. This is a project that has haunted me ever since I was taken to the Avebury stone circle on a half-term holiday in the 1960s. Over the decades since then I have tried to imagine how sound might take the place of stone and I am looking forward to the next few months of intense work with my collaborators as we finally bring it into reality and present it to audiences in Banchory, Huddersfield and Cork.” – Christopher Fox