Itinerant Mind: Snakeweed (Audio)

May 21, 2016
Performed by Annie Morrad and Ian McArthur.

Welcome to the monthly Itinerant Mind broadcast with Morrad+McArthur. Annie Morrad is based in the UK and Ian McArthur lives in Sydney, Australia. Every month Itinerant Mind presents a mix of live telematic improvisations between the UK and Australia alongside material we have developed through the email and skype conversations that direct our collaborative sound art practice. This month we’ll be playing three compositions including a live improv that reinterprets a composition on our first album (available on Bandcamp). In the mix you'll also hear other works from the installation “Umwelten plus” that we did at the GNARLFest Performance Research Showcase, Lincoln, UK in 2015.

Annie Morrad and Ian McArthur live at opposite ends of the planet. They compose and play collaborative sound work and live performances through the use of digital software Mixlr and Skype. For live events McArthur broadcasts electronic sounds, field recordings and live mixing. Morrad plays live improvised alto and tenor saxophone against these. For their recorded sound work the starting points vary from being concept driven to 'I've got this idea…'.