Last month Tello Morgado and I premiered a new work entitled 'Devotion to Movement'. To be honest it was an experiment in fusing manipulated video footage of traditional dance forms with live electro acoustic soundscapes. This project has been in development since 2018 and with the help of a residency at Poplar Union arts centre we were able to bring the idea into being. Tello brought a vast array of percussion instruments from around the world and to that I added synthetic soundscapes using my digital music setup. I had worked on the manipulation of the visuals myself come up with some really engaging material turned dancers into shifting pixelated colours, mirror images and moving geometric shapes.
The visuals were split into episodes each with it's one title. We had developed some musical themes for each episode and improvised to picture using some of ideas.
All in all it was a wonderful night and a great starting point for a project that I believe will has scope for further developement
From Poplar Union's Facebook Page
New work from Peter Edwards Music & Tello Morgado, Devotion to Movement, premiered here at Poplar Union last week and it was a joy to host. A wonderful interdisciplinary project encompassing video footage and live audio, telling the story of dance.