archival reworks vol.5

A set of six pieces, initially recorded between 2019 – 2023, that I´ve revisited & reworked during the last two months. You can listen / buy on my Tzara Music Bandcamp : archival reworks vol.5 The photo is from a trip to New Zealand in 2006-2007 and was taken somewhere in Golden Bay.

Gob Squad awarded the Silver Lion

Gob Squad have been awarded a Silver Lion at La Biennale di Venezia 2024, recognising 30 years of performance work. Wonderful news! You can read about the award here. We will open the 52nd Festival with the first of two performances of Creation (Pictures For Dorian), on June 15th at the Teatro Piccolo Arsenale. I

archival reworks vol.3

Music for two installation projects. Tracks 1-5 are from Gob Squad´s video installation “Elephants In Rooms” that premiered in the foyer of HAU1 in Berlin on the 3rd of June 2022 and continued until June 9th. It features Jeff McGrory on guitar and FX. More information can be found on my website – chrisumney.com/elephants-in-rooms/ Tracks

The Golden Records Studios

During the summer of 2022 I created the sound design for a series of podcasts called “The Golden Records Studios” for Matthaei & Konsorten. I had previously worked with the company and their director Lukas Matthaei on the Die Sumpfgeborene performance film at the beginning of 2021. The podcasts, which are in German, can now

archival reworks vol.2

Volume 2 features three long drone pieces from the summer of 2021. Inspired by my partner Justyna, this period marked the beginning of my interest in using specific frequencies as starting points for developing drone pieces. This month´s photo is from a hotel room in Vancouver. It was taken in 2009 on the same round-the-world

Creation (Pictures For Dorian)

This week I´m in Innsbruck with Gob Squad as technical manager and lighting designer. We are presenting Creation (Pictures For Dorian) at the Tiroler Landestheater, with performances in repertoire until November 11th. Details can be found here. Photos : Annelies Kanz & Birgit Gufler (c)

archival reworks

Whether I´m at home or traveling, I´m always making music. Some of the resulting sketches are developed for projects that I´m working on but most remain unused. Occasionally I´ll listen through to some, in quite a random way, and much of the time I think, with a little work, they could become something. After much

Landpartie 2023

Next week I will be with Grotest Maru in residency at Schloss Bröllin creating a site-specific version of Schwarm. This will be presented on Saturday September 23rd as part of their Landpartie 2023. Information about the show can be found here on the Grotest Maru website. Photos : Landpartie 2023 Peter van Heesen (c) –

Western Society in Riga

At the end of this month I will be in Riga with Gob Squad. We will be performing Western Society there on August 31st and September 1st. The International Festival of Contemporary Theatre Homo Novus is the leading performing arts festival in Latvia and one of the biggest in the Baltic region. It introduces audiences

Global Amazonia

This summer I´ve had the very great pleasure to begin working with a company that are new to me. Since 1996 the Berlin-based Grotest Maru having been touring internationally, creating theatre for public spaces around the world. You can read more about the company on their website here. In early June I was invited to

Die magische Kugel

Following on from the success of 2022´s Die Glücksformel, last week I was at Theater Gutersloh, working on a sequel. This year´s show featured 150 children, double the number from last year, and once again was great fun to put together with our wonderful creative team. Added June 21st 2023 : You can watch the