It's an early song. The Crash.
It was one take using a Sennheiser 416, Tascam DR60 and a Canon 7D.
That was the point. To make it immediate. In a bid to kick out procrastination, use the first take.
A single channel work drawn from a large scale installation (part of Diskudha, Truro Festival 2016). Exhibited in Anima Mundi Winter Exhibition 2017 and highly commended by the judges of National Open Art 2017.
Angel 1517 (Storms and Tranquility) came in from the Cliffs of Hell (Halzephron in Cornish - it's where I live) to the drawing room at the Bishops Palace in Wells as part of Wells Art Contemporary WAC Rewind.
Performed by Roger Thorp and Nick Rye, arranged, produced & orchestrated by Rye.
written and filmed by Thorp.
"Roger Thorp and Nick Rye, working together again to create an immersive film song installation. Thorp approached Rye with seven songs and a roughcut film. Rye set to work on arrangements and orchestration. They shot performance footage to create a triptych with Rye editing the side panels once Thorp had completed the main film. The work has toured Berlin, Copenhagen and Oslo on a small format monitor."
“Beautiful show...glorious and thought provoking images, wonderful music.”
“Thank you for the real touching exposition. Hope to get some of this wonderful music.”
“Love the music and pictures – Songs For The Hard Earth And Dreaming – fantastic!!”
A 45 minute installation of film and live music and song.
A song from the upcoming live work Songs for the Hard Earth and Dreaming. Indian Girl with Nick Rye.
An excerpt from the backdrop for Songs for the Hard Earth and Dreaming
A colour test for Tolerance
This is the song that has informed my ideas for THE WAKING PATH and subsequent exhibitions in many ways. It was written on a bleak late winters journey through Europe.
You walk these empty streets
with the power of your dreams
daylight shining through
the holes in your shoes
find out what you need
pack it up and leave
an empty bag, no keys
and stolen food...
diskudha 2016 - carbon blue star little sigh
"Loved Carbon Blue Star in the dark space, wonderful."
"So glad to experience Carbon Blue Star Little Sigh all by myself, totally absorbed in ever shifting land and space."
On St Michael's Way - 12 Star Gallery, London
An early version of a polaroid montage.
Upcoming exhibitions for 2016
DISKUDHA - Truro Festival - carbon blue star little sigh - 2 - 9 April
ON ST MICHAEL'S WAY - 12 Star Gallery, European Commission 6 - 15 April - The Waking Path and The End of the Way
UNSTABLE MONUMENTS - Truro Festival - blood to dust with Jesse Leroy Smith - 8,9,10 April
SONGS FOR THE STARMAN AND THE SOD - JULY
TOLERANCE - Keep Human group show, Porthmeor Studios St Ives
blood to dust. a trans culture animated painting series. in progress with Jesse Leroy Smith