This piece was created as an audio-visual work, with Jules Rawlinson. 'The piece focuses on a number of themes which are extremely relevant to our lives in the 21st century, based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice. he documents released by Snowden reveal that we live in a world in which we are totally reliant not just on methods of communication, but on daily routines in which our privacy is completely compromised. As much as the situation makes me incredible angry, in also makes me think of the personal consequences of espionage; isolation, the price of idealism and ambition.
The record is available with a digital download to the visual part of the project.
released March 25, 2016
Music Composed by Matthew Collings,
Except 'Cinncinatus', composed by Matthew Collings/Pete Furniss
Visual Processing by Jules Rawlinson
Clarinet by Pete Furniss
Violin by Emma Lloyd
Cello on tracks 1,2, 3 and 5 by Clea Friend
Cello on tracks 4 and 6 by Justyna Jablonska
Electronics and Electric Guitar by Matthew Collings
Additional Electronics by Jules Rawlinson
Sound Projection and Live Recording by Sean Williams
Additonal vocals by Heidi Stewart
Recorded at Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) and Edinburgh Reid Concert Hall, October 2014 - March 2015
Mixed by Matthew Collings
Mastered by Lawrence English @158
The development of this record was support by Creative Scotland, New Media Scotland, Cryptic Glasgow, Magnetic North and Edinburgh College of Art.
Thanks to Elin, Nick Bone, Verity Leigh, Mark Daniels, Cathy Boyd, Kevin Hay, Timo and Thomas at Denovali, Stewart Houston, Justyna Jablonska, Julia Lungu
Tiny delicate moments of intimacy and all-consuming noise; the music of composer and sound artist Matthew Collings is
textural, melodic and often sonically overwhelming. Spanning the divide between Steve Reich and avant-garde guitar music, Collings has already found considerable praise from the international community for his previous releases under the curious moniker Sketches for Albinos...more