Orchestral Processing Unit “An intensely beautiful experience” Drowned in Sound 2015. ” an exuberant, fugue-like piece that recast the musicians as elements in an electrical circuit.” Focus Magazine “The idea is based on a concept of Kirke’s called melodic processing, and works on the idea of computation using melodies instead of silicon chips. It’s like programming […]
Remember a Day, featured on BBC Radios 4 and 2, and a collaboration with Doreen Abbott, a person living with dementia, is now available below. It is for mezzo soprano, cello and electronics and was premiered at Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2015, introduced by the Alzheimer’s Society and conducted by Simon Ible: Movement 1 […]
Alexis performed on BBC Radio 3 In Tune with saxophonist Katherine Williams. They also discussed his composition with Samuel Freeman – “Fast Travel” – and PACMF2015. The recording is below: There is also an interview available from BBC Radio Cornwall on PACMF2015.
Music, Memory and Making Radio is a BBC Radio Devon hour-long documentary initiated, co-presented and co-produced by Alexis with Belinda Dixon. Available here: Or on listen again for four weeks here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fhkl6 It is about music and dementia, and how to make radio more dementia-friendly. It includes interviews with various expert academics, with the Alzheimer’s […]
“Conducting Shakespeare was a unique theatrical experiment, created especially for the V&A’s inaugural Performance Festival in April-May 2014. Bringing together the excitement of Shakespeare in performance with cutting edge bio-sensor technology, this was a thrilling and fascinating performance that delighted V&A visitors. A few lucky audience members were directly involved in the experiment, being hooked […]
“The Career Sonification of David Bowie” by Alexis Kirke and Martyn Ware, an installation at the Victoria and Albert Museum, has been short-listed for a Media Innovation Award 2014. Also the short film “many worlds” written and directed by Alexis has been shortlisted in the same category. http://www.mediainnovationawards.com/
Alexis is working alongside the BBC on Project Ear (Environments for Alzheimer’s-friendly Radio). Below is a clipping – click to see full size version: Here is a radio interview: https://soundcloud.com/alexiskirke/bbc-interview-on-project-ear-environments-for-alzheimers-friendly-radio