Glasgow based composer and conductor Thomas Butler has been appointed composer-in-residence at Red Note Ensemble. His residency is part of Sound and Music’s Embedded project, which partners musicians with national arts organisations keen to support and develop creative practice and forge new relationships.
Funded by The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Embedded residencies have an extremely competitive application process, with only five places awarded in 2012-2013. Embedded is a bespoke programme offering up-and-coming composers transformational experience in terms of talent development, artistic ambition, professional practise and growing networks.
Thomas begins his 18 month residency in April. He plans to use composition, performance and field recording techniques to explore the psychogeography of Glasgow. The final distributed multimedia work will engage with the urban landscape of Glasgow and its affect on the people of Glasgow and will be performed in and around Glasgow in summer 2014.