Split Variations (2019).

Currently in development, SPLIT is a composition across three vinyl records, each side containing a six minute edit of excerpts from found sound sources and field recordings. Split Variations will be the collective name for all the versions of the composition yet to be performed.

The three records in plain sleeves, September 2018.

The three records in plain sleeves, September 2018.

This work explores cut-up technique alternative ideas of what a composition could be, ritualistic elements of playing records and treating sounds as raw materials.

Supported by the Sound And Music Frances Chagrin Composition Award 2018.

The records were custom made at Birds Hit Records, Manchester.

“Score” for the performance of the composition:

Split Score.jpg

Hand printing the record sleeves after a period of ‘gestation’, February 2019.