Reciprocal Space (video)

October 30, 2012

Exploration of reciprocal space using glass sculpture and sound installation Crystallographer Brian Sutton Glass Sculpture and Video: Shelley James Music: Orã (extract) Philip Venables Performed by: BBC Symphony Orchestra

New blog-site for the UNLEASHED anti-opera project

February 10, 2012

We’ve just got together the new blog site for the UNLEASHED anti-opera project that I’m doing with director Nick Blackburn.  Check it out here….

Music, Text and Violence (an interview)

February 10, 2012

A conversation with Theatre Director Nick Blackburn about my compositional approach.  

Selected for Blue Touch Paper

January 10, 2012

I’m delighted to have been selected with poet Steven J Fowler for the London Sinfonietta’s new Blue Touch Paper scheme. We were selected in October for our project that is an immersive, 45-minute-long  semi-staged piece for ensemble, electronics and vocalists,…

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CONTACT dance-floor up and running!

September 8, 2011

What an exhausting but wonderful week of hard work.  We started on Monday morning, when I got off the plane from Berlin and went straight to Kings Place to start constructing the touch-sensitive dancefloor that I designed specially for the…

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Building the Junk Band

August 4, 2011

Here’s a video from a while ago that I hadn’t posted on this site.  Its Serge Vuille and I building the Junk Band in Kings Place for the Kings Place Festival 2010.  It took us good 5 hours to install…

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Philip Venables (Bryan Watson) small

About me…

July 5, 2011

Filmed for the London Sinfonietta Blue Touch Paper Programme Date: June 2011

Blue Touch Paper with London Sinfonietta

June 30, 2011

I’m delighted: I’ve been picked to take part in the first stage of the London Sinfonietta’s new Blue Touch Paper scheme.  The chosen composers, artists, poets, writers, filmmakers, scientists, etc, will all attend a collaborators’ day on Friday 8th July…

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Blood on the floor…

April 23, 2011

So this week I had a lot of fun shooting photos for two flyers for concerts on 9th May (DREAMS, Out Hear, Kings Place) and 10th & 11th September (CONTACT, Kings Place Festival).  I was in Chester the last weekend…

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Junk Band

April 2, 2011

JUNK BAND! is a new band / installation that was devised for the Kings Place Festival 2010.    It is curated and composed for by Philip Venables, and directed by Serge Vuille. Check out the video to see us building the junk installation…

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