Music for Dusty Corners
There is something very special, and in my mind ideal, about the opportunity to create new work in the very space in which it will be eventually performed, and with the very players who will perform it, developing original music alongside the dance as both solidify into being. As a musician more accustomed to working alone, writing music for finished works or for musicians I've never met or spaces I've never been inside, this process has been a beautiful, wordless dialog and welcome change.
As we work, there is a necessity for trusting first impulses, real time response to movement and environment, and surely a reciprocal response. The musical result is neither improvisation nor a strictly notated score, nor a recording frozen in time; it exists in a sort of dreamspace between these poles. A journey in which all characters, and locations are familiar, but which is somehow new every time, offering another chance to uncover otherwise hidden aspects of these rooms, sounds, players and movements.
It is a real pleasure to work with Elliot Vaughan and Dezzadance in the Aberthau Mansion again, developing this new work together, sharing and discovering corners of ourselves, of this narrative, and this place, that may have otherwise remained dustily untouched for some time.
- MARTIN REISLE, THE END TREE CELLIST & CO-COMPOSER WITH ELLIOT VAUGHAN FOR NO PLACE LIKE HOME