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Hidden Architectures (2017) was commission by Tramway for Dance International Glasgow. It is a collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and myself. The project involved six dance performers and J Milo Taylor playing prepared electric guitars. The premise of the work is that performers are connected by lines stretched between their mouths, these lines have been amplified so that the audience can hear their connection. In the process of the work the various lines become entangled. In researching this work I was very influenced by Tim Ingold’s recent book ‘The Life of Lines’

The sounds in the following clip were assembled from rehearsal footage and so do not represent the final work. The sound palette for the work consists of composed sine tones, prepared and automated electric guitars, amplified lines and recorded voices.




Hidden Architectures promotional trailer from Goat on Vimeo.