A Confluence of Birds (electroacoustic music, composed with Nicholas Virgo, 2022)
A Confluence of Birds started with our field recordings of birds made over the last two years across the UK: corvids in Dorset, starlings on the Isle of Lewis, buzzards and finches in Aberdeenshire, gulls and kittiwakes on the easternmost tip of Scotland and curlews in the North Pennines. Their songs manifest themselves in dense choruses and individual calls across riverbanks, precipitous cliffs, plains and valleys. The piece is a playful kaleidoscopic counterpoint of these original recordings and their transformations.
Commissioned by BEAST FeaST 2022 for the 40th anniversary of Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre.