After receiving Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK supported by Jazz North we headed to Wales for residency to work on our new live set and album. It is very exciting time for us, as band expanded and we have new artists on board. Anna Edgington (voice), Dr Enrico Bertelli (percussion and electronics) and our secret weapon Dr Matthew Postle (trumpet) helped usual crew (Mainwaring, Adams, Rudnicki, Hader) in generating new material for the coming album.
After performances in Sheffield, Leeds and London we performed at Festival of Ideas in York in 3sixty on amazing 32 speakers and four projectors system. At the festival, we performed data sonfication and visualisation piece based on NASA’s ozone data – a new version of our project with researchers from Stockholm Environment Institute. Piece uses ground level ozone data and rises awareness of ozone’s negative impact on human health. In order to show importance of the issue we used data from various locations, scaled it and mapped to music, sound synthesis and visual parameters controlling the improvisation. Ozone concentration from variety of locations around the globe was used to bring immersive audiovisual experience for the audience.