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Dorian Live

Dorian Live

1 September 2015

CreativePact (32 posts)

Having lately developed my studio practice it's time to look at the live side, so with a big gig on the horizon I'll use this Pact to lay the groundwork for Dorian Live.

Dorian Live: prologue


Thanks to a significant performance opportunity near the end of 2015, I must reboot the long-neglected live side of my musical practice. What better than CreativePact to launch into it!

On Wednesday November 25th, myself and a number of other composers/performers will take part in a concert at north London's Union Chapel, based around the venue's recently restored organ (in fact, this is the final concert of a series dedicated to the instrument).

The brief was to present a piece of 6-10 minutes duration that employs the organ; style is open, indeed one of the project's main goals is to showcase the capabilities of the organ across different musical styles. There was also an option for each composer to perform a 25-minute set, including their organ piece amongst other organ-optional compositions.

Having ruminated on my approach for several weeks now, I decided to eschew a conceptual piece (in the vain of many of my PhD works) and focus towards my pop projects, Dorian Zoyd and ‑otron. As it turns out, I'm currently working on some tracks for Dorian Zoyd, one of which features pipe organ and is around 7 minutes long. Great.

So it's from here that I begin 2015's CreativePact. I'll fill in more about the concert and my plans as we go, just be prepared for a more scatty Pact this year.