Adrian Corker is a musician who has written extensively to picture, including several projects with the late director Antonia Bird. He also works in various other media collaborating with musicians such as Lucy Railton, Aisha Orzabayeva, Jack Wyllie and Richard Skelton. A first solo album Raise was released in 2013 followed by an EP Start Merge Fade in 2014.
He has curated a series of gallery shows at the Paul Stolper Gallery London, featuring sound artists such as Jem Finer, Rie Nakajima and Chris Watson and also recently curated and performed at MusICA an event at the ICA featuring work from and inspired by Giacinto Scelsi. He has also performed at venues such as Kings Place, the Vortex, the National Portrait Gallery and the Kaufmann Centre New York.
He runs a label SN Variations and SN Spaces a project space for spatial sound work and has an album of material featuring improvisations on sax and oscillators with Jack Wyllie released mid 2017. He is currently writing the music to Tin Star by Rowan Joffe and starring Tim Roth.
Aisha Orazbayeva is a Kazakh violinist with an interest in filmmaking. She has released two critically acclaimed solo albums on Nonclassical and PRAH recordings featuring her own compositions, and has performed internationally in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall. Recent releases include Bryn Harrison’s Receiving the Approaching Memory with Mark Knoop on Another Timbre, vinyl EP Seeping Through with Tim Etchells on PRAH recordings and Scelsi’s Duo vinyl EP for violin and cello on SN variations. Aisha regularly performs with ensembles Plus-Minus and Apartment House. Her music video for Leo Abrahams’ Steal Time single was recently premiered on Clash Music magazine.
Aisha’s third solo album Telemann Fantasias played using contemporary/extended violin techniques was released in November 2016.
2004 – 2008 Royal Academy of Music, BMus (hons) (cello) LRAM / ARAM 2006 – 2007 New England Conservatory, Boston
PRS New Music Incubator, Sweden and London 2012.
Dean Clough, commision residency, Halifax, England 2014.
Dark Ecology / Sonic Acts, Kirkenes, Norway 2014.
Elektronik Musik Studion, Stockholm, Sweden 2014.
Aldeburgh Music, Suffolk, with Jennifer Walshe, Lee Patterson, Angharad Davies and Peter Meanwell.
She currently lives and works in London and Berlin.
Born in 1961 in Oxford. He is a composer of contemporary classical music.
He studied at Nottingham University with Peter Nelson and Nigel Osborne.
He is closely associated with the ensemble Apartment House, for whom he has written Riis (1996) and John White in Berlin (2003). He has written a considerable amount of piano music. Pianists who have performed his work include Michael Finnissy, Thalia Myers and John Tilbury.
A 1995 Gramophone review described Crane’s music as “as minimal as you can get, and irresistibly droll”.
His piece Octet was shortlisted for the 2009 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards in the Chamber-Scale Composition category, along with works by Harrison Birtwistle and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
In the program for a concert in Oslo, Norway in April 2013, Crane writes that “I use simple and basic musical objects; common chords and intervals, arpeggios, drones, cadences, fragments of scales and melodies. The materials may seem familiar – perhaps even rather ordinary – but my aim is to find a fresh beauty in these objects by placing them in new structural and formal contexts…”
Experience No 2 is a composition by the American composer John Cage. It is a piece for solo voice Cage composed 1948 to Llyrics by E. E. Cummings to accompany a dance by choreographer Merce Cunningham.
In 1976 a recording of the composition – sung by multi-instrumentalist Robert Wyatt – was published on the album Voices and Instruments, a collaboration between saxophonist Jan Steele and Cage. The record was the 5th album published on legendary label Obscure Records run by British music pioneer Brian Eno.
John Cage was an American composer and artist. His more than 250 compositions are regarded as milestones in the development of contemporary classical music, making him one of the most influential composers of the 20th century.