Residency Peter Cusack

January 17 - February 14 2016

The idea of the residency to explore how I can use field recordings in performance, both as a soloist and with other performers. The intention is to leave the recordings recognisable so that their information content remain significant but to make them flexible enough to play with other instruments (my guitar) or performers, mostly through improvisation. Spatiality, probably 4-channel, will be important plus developing a system for quick playback where a good range of recordings is easily available at one's finger tips.

Technically I’ve been using a ipad to control a sampler in my computer and would use this as a starting point. I’m also keen to find ways of triggering visual images with the same system. The mixture of field recordings and still images has long been an interest and it would be good to make it performable. I hope that one or two Brussels musicians/sound artists would like to experiment with me on a few occasions perhaps leading to a performance at the end of the residency.