Phil Maguire has gained praise across the web as an artist using sine tones, everyday found sounds, and amplified noise, with Max/MSP being one of his main tools, . His minimal yet engaging textural environments have been suitably described as “A popping, whirring, stuttering thing”. Phil recently took some time to answer few questions about his music and unique process.
I had a lovely time playing at sonADA Festival in The Anatomy Rooms, a very cool space in University of Aberdeen’s old medical school. I’m working on a mix of my performance, but in the mean time here’s an Instagram clip:
A couple of weeks ago I played with Shackle in Amsterdam. Here’s an excerpt from our trio set:
Earlier in the day, Shackle flautist Anne La Berge and I held a live electronics workshop with some students of the Splendor Summer Academy. They joined us in performance for part of the concert. You can read more about it on Anne’s blog.
Two very different projects I’ve been involved with are on this week.
Together We Can, a sonic garden designed by Peter Eustance, with sound design by Musicbru staff and students (and myself), performances by Dame Evelyn Glennie, and in partnership with Papworth Trust, is on display this week at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and has just won a Silver Gilt Medal. And Buttons, the incredibly touching puppet show by my friends Sort Of Theatre, is showing at Brighton Fringe tomorrow and Friday, at The Warren. I composed and compiled the soundtrack from electronic instruments and field recordings. If you’re in Brighton or London, do go check out these very different shows!