In the summer I was invited to be guest choreographer/composer and create a new piece at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome. I was fortunate to collaborate with many talented and kind people in the making of this piece, Mineral Language, which was launched online last night. The piece is about language as a mineral that contains layers and layers of historical development - sound and graphic elements, meaning, the ability or inability to communicate, creation of community through stories and fairytales, and movement as a language in its own right. Here is the video of the piece, and also a 'making of...' video!
Summer Ecstasy a new 25 minute piece, as part of a split release on Sombre Soniks with [owt kri]. A celebratory piece, including sound created and collected over the past year. Field recordings, analog synths and flutes all combined into one journey.
Wise Thoughts' series ACTivate: Our Future - Guy XY
The two pieces in this video are an exploration of the queer experience in lockdown, through a lens of intersubjectivity.. The exploration looks at the flux between inside and outside in relation to space, queer identities and the breath. It also imagines a utopian vision of community and family.
The pieces were inspired by the Wise Thoughts / Niranjan Kamatkar’s interviews with members of the queer community as part of GFest 2021. Many thanks to Wise Thoughts for initiating, guiding and supporting this project, to the members of Wisethoughts’ discussion group and to Andra Simons for valuable feedback as the project was developing.
UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA REIMAGINED (2020)
‘Utopia + Dystopia’ is a contemporary opera which I created in collaboration with choreographer, dancer and visual artist Florencia Guerberof through three performative investigations that explore time. The opera imagines narratives of an ideal world and those of perpetual disaster. This piece was created in the context of the exhibition “Liminality (temporal impressions)” curated by Sean McLusky, Kevin Quigley & Bjorn Hatleskog, performed on 18th July 2019 at Gallery 46, London, UK.
The work has been readapted in 2020 including a motion graphics projection by the designer Diego Ghirardo, with the performers built as digital models. This new piece rethinks utopia, dystopia and theatre in the context of the current global pandemic with artistic interventions becoming remote and technologically mediated.
Here is an edit from a live performance which was streamed live from Gallery46 on 25 June 2020. It is a reflection on the solitude and dreamtime of lockdown. Part of the series Liminality [Start Dreaming] - curated by Kevin Quigley, Bjørn Hatleskog, Sean McLusky, Johny Brown and Martin J Tickner.
JOSE MACABRA RADIO MIX
I was honoured to be featured on Jose Macabra's radio programme on Resonance Extra, in which he created a creative two hour mix of my works spanning the last two decades.
Turing Cabaret, created under the moniker Guy XY, is an album about computer scientist and pioneer Alan Turing. Lots of thanks to all the musicians, artists, organisations, friends and family that have helped make this happen. I love you all.
You can stream and purchase on this link: https://guyxy.bandcamp.com/album/turing-cabaret
£2 of each album sale will go to the LGBT+ anti-violence charity Galop who are doing very important work. Considering the violence and persecution that Turing faced, this seemed like the right choice.
My sound and illustration collective Live Hazard has released its first album, based on live recordings from the collective's concerts and featuring Emily Shapiro, Illi Adato, Dave Fowler, Oli Haylett and myself, with cover illustration by collective co-founder Valerie Pezeron. Out now on Sombre Soniks.
My new album Fault Line is out on the label Sombre Soniks. As well as digital download, it is also available as a digipack CDR with a bonus track not available on the download. Thanks to Nicko Straniero for the great cover artwork. Have a listen on good headphones or loudspeakers, and maybe consider supporting the artists+label by purchasing HERE
I have been performing the album throughout 2017. A live recording was recently released on Sombre Soniks, along with live sets from Akoustik Timbre Frekeuency and raxil4. LISTEN HERE