Next Work in Progress Meeting: Matt Wright: Mabli Language
The next work in progress meeting will be on Wednesday 18th May, Ag09, 4.30-6.00pm.
The presenter will be Professor Matt Wright from the School of Music and Performing Arts.
“Mabli Language is a working term for a technique using partly-notated, partly-improvised, partly-sampled loops to create a gurgling, sometimes uncoherent musical texture, akin to the babbling language of my young daughter Mabli. This technique is being investigated in preparation for work with B’Rock (a Belgian baroque ensemble based in Ghent) for a premiere at the Transit Festival in October ’16. For the Transit Festival piece, material from Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Opus 6 no.4 will be expressed through the Mabli language, but material from that work will also be presented as a piece for violin, ‘cello, samples and lighting at the Sidney Cooper Gallery next Janaury ’17 and a work for orchestra and improvisers in April ’17, by which time my daughter will hopefully make sense.”
Matt Wright works as a composer, improviser and sound artist at the edges of concert and club culture, his output stretching from scores for early music ensembles and contemporary chamber groups to digital improvisation, experimental hip hop and turntablism, website installations, and large events combining DJs, new music performers and digital media. He works closely with Evan Parker (including the CD ‘Trance Map’ and duo, trio and ensemble performances in New York, London and Paris) with Ensemble Klang in The Hague (including the CD ‘Music at the Edge of Collapse’), with Bl!ndman and Champ D’Action in Brussels and Antwerp; with The Six Tones in Malmo, Sweden and Hanoi, Vietnam; with Ensemble Offspring in Sydney, with CEPROMusic in Mexico City and with Splinter Cell, a flexible collective of musicians based in London and Canterbury who work with the connections between notation, technology and improvisation. His work has been presented at the Sydney Opera House, Le Poisson Rouge (New York), the Muziekcentrum an ‘t IJ (Amsterdam), The Kim Ma Theatre (Vietnam), Abbey Road Studios and Tate Britain, has been reviewed in the New York Times, and a two-hour focus on his work appeared on the ABC network in Australia. He is Professor of Composition and Sonic Art at Canterbury Christ Church University.