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News - Martin Parker

March 21 2013
Martin was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 3's Late Junction to write computer-music responses to baroque pieces performed by Fretwork's Liam Byrne. The three pieces last in total around 15 minutes and draw on live processing techniques including worldizing, spectral sustain and rhythmic chord building using multitouch devices. The pieces will be broadcast on the 21st March and should be available for download in podcast form - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r9q9t
February 23 2013
Man High, Martin Parker, Stephen Deazley and Andy McGregor's 2011 audiovisual collaboration will receive at least two further performances in the UK in 2013. The first will take place at Glasgow City Halls on Saturday, April 20th, the second in Aberdeen as part of the Sound Festival in November. Man High was created from footage of Joseph Kittinger's historic 'leap from space' in 1960. Man High was written for live electronics, three violins, percussion, clarinets, keyboards and synchronised video. More information is available
March 15 2012
gets support to produce an digital album of performances of his improvised piece GruntCount. The project will feature bass clarinettist Peter Furniss, flautist Anne La Berge and Mark Summers on viola da gamba among several others.
March 5 2012
ran a week-long residency at Inspace to develop a new project for "n" loudspeakers and the room in which they're placed. The final speaker count was 29 and was premiered on the 11th March 2012.
February 1 2012
Lapslap release their fourth disc on Leo Records. "Granita" took over a year to produce and is a single piece of music lasting one hour. More information is here; Granita
July 17 2011
Martin Parker's "playlist interludes" (10 short pieces for portable music player) were premiered at the Soundwaves Festival in Brighton on the 17th July 2011. More information about the festival is here; http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/soundwaves/artists-2010/17-july-listen!
April 10 2011
Nice new review of lapslap's recent album.
March 24 2010
Saxophonist Henrique Portovedo will premiere the first version of "GruntCount", a structured improvisation sampling system for up to three instruments / input sources at the "Sounds of Shadows" event in the Escola Superior de Musical e Artes do Espectáculo, Porto. Part of the International Saxophone Week, "Inter Sax Ion".
December 24 2009
lapslap's third album zuppa inglese released on Leo Records.
September 16 2009
Martin Parker's new work for cinema's "Songs for an airless room" will tour the North of England in February 2010.
February 4 2009
Martin Parker is writing three new pieces for the East Neuk Festival to premier in July 2009. These are electronic works to be experienced on headphones in three unique places around the East Neuk. For more information visit http://www.eastneukfestival.com/
January 9 2009
We are pleased to have Martin Parker join us at sumtone. Martin is a composer, performer, and improvisor on french/flugel horn and laptop; Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Dialogues Festival; and one half of concert-remixing duo Snail.
January 1 2009
lapslap's second CD is released on Leo Records
October 13 2008
Free improvisation trio lapslap release their first album on Leo Records
May 17 2008
Michael Edwards', Karin Schistek's and Martin Parker's improvisation trio lapslap will be playing a set at the Bongo Club as part of this year's Dialogues Festival.