DROITWICH is my new project which I want to share with you all!. Over the past 18 months I’ve been going back to my roots of electronic experimentation and in which time have developed my own unique system of live looping and processing of the voice and instruments.
DROITWICH is about taking the focus away from my work as a vocal artist and exploring and developing new technologies and approaches to live performance and recording across a wider range of musical genres.
I’ve used the system to process and live sample musicians and sound artists including Arun Ghosh, Aleksander Kolkowski, Shabaka Hutchings and Sebastian Rochford of Polar Bear.
For my first DROITWICH release, I have collaborated with Mandhira de Saram of the Ligeti Quartet (www.ligetiquartet.com) to produce an EP, entitled Infected Humours. The music was created over two days entirely using the violin as the source instrument and then sampled, processed and recorded live, usually in one or two takes. The result is a sonic world which creates rich and eccentric textures, rhythms and shapes.
I hope you like it, buy it and share it.