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Solas

 
‘..each piece is timeless and genuinely magical’ – The Quietus

‘Singer’s unabashed but unaffected exploitation of the organ’s potential tonal abundance is refreshing’ - Dalston Sound

‘..the quintessential Touch release’ - Textura

‘Why have we had to wait this long for this excellent sound to be recorded and released?’ - Norman Records

‘This is not for the iPod and cheap headphones, “Solas” is great cinema, in which one must grow’ - Arndt Peltner (Radio Goethe)
 
 
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About

 

 

The work of Claire M Singer has been widely commissioned, exhibited and performed throughout Europe and North America. This includes acoustic and electronic composition, fixed media, multi-media, installations and live electronics. In recent years her work has focused on a mix of organ, 'cello and electronics with performances and commissions including Union Chapel; Sound Festival Scotland; Tate Modern London; The Shunt Vaults; Chez Poulet Gallery San Francisco; XMV New York City; Fylkingen Institute Stockholm; Ceremony Hall Austin, TX; Norwich Arts Centre; Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne; Muziekgebouw Aan' t ij Amsterdam and the Barbican.

Claire is also Music Director of the organ at Union Chapel and Artistic Director of Organ Reframed festival.

In June 2017 she was a recipient of the inaugural Oram Awards from the PRS Foundation and New BBC Radiophonic Workshop for her innovation in sound and music.

 
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News & Updates

 

 
 
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selected Audiovisual Works

 

 

 
 
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ORGAN / ELECTRONICS / FILM

A' FÀS SOILLEIR

Film and Music by Claire M Singer

Soon to be available as an audio-visual download from Touch as part of their new series Touchline

 
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CRT TELEVISION

OF MUTE THINGS

of mute things is an audiovisual installation exploring the inadvertent sound world of 'muted' electronics, and seeks to develop a greater sensitivity between ourselves and our immediate, and often unnoticed, sonic environment.

The installation is for twelve or more CRT televisions connected to individual free-view boxes set to different channels. With all televisions set to mute, a number of delicate quite inaudible individual drones are created each time the picture changes. Contact microphones are fixed to each television screen and fed to its own free standing speaker.  The installation is completely indeterminate as the sound depends on the specifics of each channel.

 
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RADIO

RADIOROBOT

RADIOROBOT is a sound sculpture in the shape of a robot, which is made entirely out of analogue radios. The installation draws together interests in radio frequency interaction, circuit bending and sculpture using found objects. The sound sculpture takes on a very site specific nature as the radios are finely tuned to not only interact with each other but are also responsive to other electro-magnetic objects, the space in which the sculpture is placed and its geography.

 

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Contact 

Publishing & Licensing:

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Concerts

 

Past Events

2017

3 FEBRUARY - Silence #2 - OUDE KERK, AMSTERDAM  More details

2016

7 OCTOBER - Spire at Organ Reframed Festival - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON  More details

2 OCTOBER - Stars of the Lid support - BARBICAN CENTRE  More details

3 JULY - Sounding the Great Hall - GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE  More details

14 JUNE - The Molendinar Burn Project - GLASGOW CATHEDRAL  More details

25 APRIL - LCO Soloists + NU:NORD - ROUNDHOUSE, LONDON  More details

26 FEBRUARY - Spire - UNITARIAN CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE  More details                                                

2015

25 NOVEMBER - Improv with Xname - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON  More details                                                     

20 DECEMBER - Solas at the Carol Service - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON  More details                                                      

31 OCTOBER - Wrangham - FORGUE KIRK, ABERDEENSHIRE  More details                                                      

3 NOVEMBER - Sound Festival - KINGS COLLEGE, ABERDEEN  More details                                                     

6 NOVEMBER - Spire - SANKT PETER, COLOGNE  More details                        

9 NOVEMBER - Spire - MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN' T IJ, AMSTERDAM  More details                                           

22 MARCH - Kima - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON                                                                       

2014

21 DECEMBER - Wrangham at the Carol Service - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

4 NOVEMBER - Sound Festival - KINGS COLLEGE CHAPEL, ABERDEEN

29 OCTOBER - The Organ of Corti - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

17 APRIL - Improv with Xname - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

24 APRIL- The Witching Hour - WOODEND BARN SCOTLAND

2013

11 NOVEMBER - Wrangham Premiere - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

20 JULY - Fragments of Light Premiere - UNION CHAPEL, LONDON

10 JULY - In Tones AV - FROME FESTIVAL

2012

UNION CHAPEL - Premiere of new work for mixed ensemble

UNION CHAPEL - cello and electronics

SOUND FESTIVAL - a' fàs soilleir (full version) with Roger B Williams

BELMONT CINEMA ABERDEEN - a' fàs soilleir (audiovisual only)

2011

SOUND FESTIVAL - Live electronics set with Bill Thompson

NO.W.HERE - ‘He Who Says Zero, He Who Says One’ A learning-play by Bertold Brecht, adapted for

humans and ELIZA Performance live on Resonance FM

NORWICH ARTS CENTRE - Live electronics set for LLEAP 2011

New TV installation launched at ‘In Tones’ Huddersfield

2010

CEREMONY HALL, AUSTIN TX - Live Electronics set with Bill Thompson, Brent Fariss, Travis Weller and Rick Reed - CONFERENCE

THE SHUNT LONDON - The prototype of RADIOROBOT is housed at the SHUNT, London Bridge.

THE COCKPIT THEATRE LONDON - Live electronics set with Bill Thompson

INTERLACE - Live electronics set with Jane Dickson

IN TONES HUDDERSFIELD - RADIOROBOT launch

2009    

THAINSTONE MART ABERDEENSHIRE - Live Electronics set and installation for the Fragmented Orchestra national event.

INVERURIE TOWN HALL - Scottish Homecoming Concert. New work commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council.

FYLKINGEN INSTITUTE STOCKHOLM - Two works featured

DCA DUNDEE - Live Electronics set with Bill Thompson and Jack Keenan

2008

NEW YORK CITY - Collective: Unconscious New York City, US Premiere of audiovisual work.

CHEZ POULET GALLERY SAN FRANCISCO - 4:8:1 + Live cello and electronics set

PEACOCK VISUAL ARTS - Live cello and electronics set

SOUND FESTIVAL ABERDEEN - A new collaborative Organ and Electronics work with Roger Williams

2007

TATE MODERN LONDON - Audiovisual work shown / Art, Lifestyle and Globalisation Symposium.

THE SHUNT LONDON - Audiovisual work shown  / Goldsmiths presents Six Nights at the Shunt

SONIC ARTS PLYMOUTH - Audiovisual work shown

GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE LONDON - Premiere of 4:8:1 for String Quartet and Live Electronics.

2006

TATE MODERN LONDON - Sheer Frost Orchestra

THE SPACE LONDON

SOUND FESTIVAL ABERDEEN

2005

SPNM LONDON - New work for New Noise Ensemble

 

AWARDS: PRS Atom Award for New Music

Selected for the online Noise Festival (2006-2008)

 

RECORDINGS WITH OTHER ARTISTS:

 

Kim Cascone

'Anti-Musical Celestial Forces'

('Cello Gauze' performed by Claire M Singer)

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