Tom HALL is active as a composer and performer of electro-acoustic music, with an interest in immersive sound, algorithmic, collaborative and improvisatory processes. Musicological interests include the music of Morton Feldman and Graham Hair. Katy PRICE has contributed poems to "Seam", "Blackbox Manifold", and collections of ekphrasis and found poetry. She is co-designer of "Blast-up!" (Vorticism meets space invaders). Katy teaches English literature and creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University.
Tom Hall (music) & Katy Price (text) (UK)
under the yoke (2010)
for flute, trombone, guitar, percussion, narrator and laptop
combines contemporary narration, algorithmically composed instrumental parts (based on Luddite folk-songs) and laptop 8-channel algorithmic melodic synthesis and playback of treated recordings of sounds from the natural and industrial worlds. The piece examines, at different historical and aesthetic distances, the textual and musical remnants of 200 year old Luddite events in the UK and is a multi-layered reflection on what can be considered the natural and the technological.