Shiko

Before I started work on this piece, I woke up from a dream with flutes, clouds and the sound of the wind. I can remember little else except the sound and quality, and knew there was a piece for solo flute brewing in my subconscious. I find it fascinating how much working out, or inventing, we do whilst sleeping. Sometimes with my friends, we tell each other our dreams, and before I mentioned this dream to anyone, the next day I got a message from a good friend of mine, to say he had a dream about some flute music I was writing, even though I had not told anyone I was writing this.
 
From this dream encounter, I decided to focus my thoughts upon the possibilities of dream sharing: by having a similar (or the same) dream to other people, and also in sharing dream stories with friends. Rather than try to interpret dreams into music, I wanted to look at one particular aspect: what are our bodies doing during our most vivid dreams, and whether (for me, at least) Shiko can reveal moments of dream sharing.

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Performances:

Performances are by Gemma McGregor


17/02/19 Maison Française, University of Oxford, Oxford


01/10/18 St Michael's Church near Northgate, Oxford


14/06/18 part of 'A Room of Her Own' // Stromness Town Hall, Orkney Island

20/04/18 St Luke's Church, Brighton


10/03/18 St Mary's Church, Stafford


11/03/18 Cardiff University Concert Hall, Cardiff


09/03/18 Gemma McGregor St Michael's Church near Northgate, Oxford


WP: 08/03/18 Great Hall, Goldsmiths London

currently 

my sound is torn to whispers electroacoustic installation as part of "Sounds from the Gardens" at the Horniman Museum, London - November 

speaking within / fragmented lines collaborating with The Interstring Project (D) for CROSSROADS International Music Festival, Salzburg Austria - November

Into the Blank Expanse of Space is now published with Tetractys Publishing - October

Interviewed on Women's Radio Station as part of "Future Classic Women Awards" nominees. With composer Angela Slater, Covent Garden - September

​Things you don’t yet know you feel for voice and string quartet, will start its tour during a residency at

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh with Patricia Auchterlonie and Illuminate String Quartet - plus a sharing performance. Commissioned by Illuminate Women's Music, with a tour across UK.  August -November