Phil Maguire and I have a musical partnership that includes ongoing musical and video collaborations including concerts and releases in both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Our work has been described as experimental within the electro-acoustic musical style. We play at volume levels much softer than mainstream electronic music and the acoustic instrument in our duo is an electronically processed flute. That’s me. We enjoy playing for relatively small audiences where the intimacy of detailed sonic textures and slow-moving soundscapes is shared by everyone in the room.
We received a grant this summer to create a new online multimedia work, Site V. Building on our signature approach to detailed drones that colour the perception of time and place, Site V offers a fresh glance on the dialogues between humans, machines and energy.
Our works are named after cities. For Site V we were inspired to find a place in the English Channel where our home cities of London and Amsterdam meet. We sniffed around and discovered the Dutch wind turbine farm Borssele Wind Farm Site V innovation site. The site has experimental goals, including floating wind turbines stationed where the water depths are too great for fixed- foundations, marking a turning point in sustainability and a project designed to test advanced technologies.
Site V weaves an emotional narrative from data, concepts of wind turbines, and personal reflections on place, wrapped in the poetics of the Borssele Site V innovation site.
Many thanks to Willem Wits for his incredible videos of me with my anemometer, to IKLECTIK and to the Dutch Embassy in England.
Made possible by support from:
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs