Keening Luna was a two-part performance /audio piece that I created as part of 'High-Slack-Low-Slack-High', a suite of audio works for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012. It was created in response to the tidal cycle of the River Clyde in Glasgow. The first part took place on the north bank of The Clyde at high tide on 26th April whereupon I conducted a group of vocalists through various gestures, motions and actions in order to create an improvised vocal tone poem. Within this highly ritualised presentation I hurled three buckets into the river in order to extract water and sediment for use in the second performance, a few days later.
The second part of Keening Luna took place on the evening of the 28th April in the circular wood-panelled Trust Hall of the Clydeport Authority Headquarters, an opulent 19th Century relic of Glasgow's maritime heritage. I used the water extracted from the river during the first performance to create a semi-improvised sound work on the musical glasses, using my fingers, a loop pedal and a delay pedal. An audio link to a recording of the performance and an accompanying essay about the piece follow the image below.
Essay for Keening Luna a two-part audio work / performance, part of a suite of five works commissioned as part of High-Slack-Low-Slack-High for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2012: http://www.douglasmorland.com/Keening Luna.pdf
Script for a Television Continuity Announcer, adapted for solo performance at the opening of Under Ancient Boom Shadow at The Mutual Gallery, Glasgow 13/05/11
Short audio excerpt from 'Papa Oom Mow Mow', 18 min digital video by Douglas Morland and Christian Newby. Audio by Douglas Morland - guitar, vocal, effects, loop pedal. Performed live to accompany the video, DCR, Den Haag, Netherlands. 26/08/11