Redwood (2017)

Redwood was written for Manchester University’s MANTIS Festival, a series of concerts of new electroacoustic music. The MANTIS setup is 64 speakers in a

I’d borrowed a piece of hardware from a friend which allows the user to control sounds using tethers - they’re essentially two bits of plastic attached to a box by wired, that then tell a computer where they are in 3D space.
I then wrote some software which allowed a musician to move these sounds around the room. My piece for MANTIS Festival, Redwood, used this technology to manipulate the sounds made by a live flautist and acoustic guitarist. It all broke disastrously at the last minute before the performance, but I managed to get it all more or less working just in time. Phew.