I'm a first year practice led PhD at ICMus in Newcastle University. My practice in improvisation centres on the oboe and its integration with live-processing software via the close amplification of the instrument using contact and clip-on microphones. This grotesque magnification of the application of flesh, wind and water to wood and metal has resulted in a tendency toward a reductionist approach to playing where I am attempting to occupy a never-ending state of "becoming" rather than striving for any form of alleged certainty.
I am keen to further develop this approach/dynamic within a group of improvisers, and also to try and explore various ways of controlling live-processing using alternative controllers like wiimotes or triggers attached to the instrument.
I am really looking forward to meeting everyone in a couple of days.
(Will link some audio shortly)
All the best,