I am an artist living and working in Glasgow. I graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in 2019 with first class honours in violin performance where I spent a good deal of time composing, performing and showcasing the contemporary, experimental works of my peers. Studied violin with Greg Lawson, comp with Dave Fennessy and EA with Alistair MacDonald.
Current things of note:
Released a DIY album with composer Rufus Isabel Elliot, February 2022. Violin music by RIE, I performed the violin pieces, remixed them to close the album and mixed and mastered.
I.Been a bad boy:- cut me loose_ is an audiovisual short film from 2021, commissioned by the RCS after winning the Craig Armstrong Prize 2019. I performed it at Sonica Festival 2022 as a PRS Next Gen artist.
Working with Scots singer Quinie on an album, after performances at Counterflows Festival and An Tobar on Mull, 2022. I play small pipes and fiddle for this.
Working with audio-visual artist Sonia Killmann on a album of folk/German and Gaelic related pieces.
Recorded and performing pipes/fiddle/electronics with saxophonist Norman Willmore on and for his new album/solo shows, 2022.
Nevis Ensemble commissions include a solo horn and electronics work (2020) and string quartet and tape piece released at the end of 2021.
Noise.Pocket is a duo with and album of experimental rap being finalised this year with rapper Patrick Shand, I produce the music, live audio and visuals.
Album of contemporary folk music being finalised with duo Josiah & Ludwig (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees 2018) for release 2022.
FRIENDLY BOOTS (my pseudonym) was at nonclassical Battle of the Bands 2022 doing a live electronics set. Music from 2019 album was played on an immersive speaker set-up in Belfast for Sonorities Festival 2022 in the Listening Rooms.
Working with Matthew Grouse to perform his Cryptic Nights commission for violin and all things AV in September 2022.
Quinie+HGB@Counterflows Credit: Dawid Laskowski