Marc Yeats


[ XelmYa ] - Marc Yeats - observation 1.5 [no man‘s land] (US-premiere)

Published on 14 Dec 2016
Marc Yeats - observation 1.5 [no man‘s land]
US Premiere performed by XelmYa
A. Renger - Violin / T.J. Borden - Cello / S. Hinz - Recorders
Oct 19th 2016 at Barbara And Art Culver Center Of Arts Riverside, California

Composer-in-Residence to the Observatory: 4 site-specifically inspired string quartets across four residency locations in two years: As a composer and painter I have a deeply held interest in the psychological and perceptual / emotional / intuitive associations between these two media and how ideas can be transacted one to the other.

As well as creating four new string quartets I will also keep a video diary of the residency and creative experience, make sketches and paintings [on location] of the built and natural landscape features to explore transduction between the physical environment and sound construction transforming [intuitively] visual ideas into notation – landscape into sound.

observation 1.5 is an unforseen extension to the work undertaken in the composition of the quartets as it uses material from observation 1 in new contextual relationships. SPUD say: “Marc’s intention is to compose new, experimental, string quartets inspired by the various residency locations is an excellent fit with the ethos of the project and will enhance both its scope and impact as a result of his aim to focus on all four Observatory sites across the two-year period of the project, bringing a new perspective to the single site focus of the other appointed artists-in-residence. As an artist with an established track record in musical composition Marc is bringing a new element to the project in an artform that is not represented in the artists appointed to date. Year One of the project will engage with the residencies in the Observatory at Winchester Science Centre and Lymington/Keyhaven, Hampshire”. The opportunity to look in, look out, up, down and around; to explore t
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