Over Lunan

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A ritualised choral performance at Lunan Bay, Angus. A perfect crescent running for nearly two miles. To the north end lie deeply formed sand dunes, their height testament to the actions of more ancient seas; Here we are offered protection. Lost in time. In Mesopotamian creation stories, after mythical floods, half fish-half human sages, emerged from […]

Chase (2020)

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for Lead Theremin & Theremin Ensemble “This piece should be interpreted playfully. The lead Theremin selects and plays the notated gestures, while the ensemble seek to follow and imitate the leader. The ensemble are variously instructed to follow more or less closely, and the natural and expected latency between the lead Theremin and the individual […]

We Choose To Go To The Moon (2019)

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Documentary Soundtrack (5.1) – [Dir. Tim Fitzpatrick] This evocative soundtrack was composed to underscore a short documentary film directed by Tim Fitzpatrick. Using NASA recordings from the Apollo 12 mission and extended Trumpet techniques performed by Bede Williams, the piece seeks to evoke the impression of awe and wonder that surrounds space exploration.

GONG (2019)

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35mm Optical Sound, Stereo – [Dir. David Leister] The greatest British film company emblematically deconstructed. Gong (2019) – Excerpt from Andrew Knight-Hill on Vimeo. This work was premiered at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival, in the Experimenta – Double Vision Programme. Full programme details are available here: BFI Screening Link

Immersive Hyperreal Soundscapes

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A collaboration between myself, Paula Fairfield, Brona Martin and L Acoustics, funded by HEIF. A collaborative project to develop immersive hyperreal soundscapes, and research creative workflows for adapting linear timeline-based composition workflows towards new object-based panning systems, such as those used in the new L-ISA multichannel audio system. The L-ISA team approached me with a […]

Spectral Spaces – Trumpet and Electronics [2nd Mvmt.] (2019)

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3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the physical choreography of the work, in which the performer walks […]

Attack and Continuants – Trumpet and Electronics [1st Mvmt.] (2019)

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3rd Order Ambisonics & Trumpet performance – This work for trumpet and electronics was collaboratively devised to explore the potentials of trumpet timbre and the spatial possibilities in 3OA. Just as the sonic materials seek to dissolve the boundaries between live and projected trumpet, the physical choreography of the work, in which the performer walks […]

Child of the Big City (2019)

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Ensemble Performance – Trumpet, Flute, 2 Bassoons, Bass Trombone, Percussion. – Dir. Evgeni Bauer – The great privilege in developing this new score has been to discover and tease out the many subtleties and underlying themes within Bauer’s film. The music seeks to reflect the historical context, with musical references of original Russian Tango music […]

VOID (2019)

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Audiovisual Composition (2k Video with 48kHz Stereo Sound) – “The non-place never exists in pure form; places reconstitute themselves in it; relations are restored and resumed in it”. Marc Augé – Non-Places Inspired by Marc Augé’s notion of non-place, this audio visual composition explores how impressions of space and place (both positive and negative) can […]