Wales, UK / Duration 9m 33s / 2014
Nothing New documents the musical interactions with a piano left in an exposed field in North Wales over 18 months. As the piano decays and weathers, it is improvised with in response to its deteriorating condition and the changing seasons. The piece explores concepts of time, memory and death through the marriage of unconventional performance and sound lead, time study editing techniques.
Ant is a North Wales based musician, sound designer and technologist working with unconventionally applied instrumentation and computer processes integrating elements of improvisation, indeterminism and destruction.
His collaborative multimedia work has been shown as part of Blinc Digital Arts Festival 2011 and 2012 and on The Space. He has completed compositional commissions for Cadw and Kew Palace as well as sound design projects for a number of permanent installations across the UK.
Throughout 2013 and 2014 he has been SoundAndMusic’s first international Embedded artist in residence at ElektronMusikStudion in Stockholm where he has completed a number of fluxus inspired film pieces working with Pianos.