Severed Heads [YouTube]
An abandoned title for this album — Under Eye Finger Pressure —
could be a tentative instruction to the listener. Closing your eyes,
then gently pressing the base of your eyeballs through your eyelids
is a good, slightly painful way of generating accompanying visual
phenomena. Direct from the lobes, unmediated colours and shapes
that ease passage into a less concrete way of meeting the world.
Neil Luck is a composer, performer and director based in London.
He is interested in the pathos and interaction between live human
performance and multimedia. His work takes a range of forms
from music-theatre, to concert works, works for radio, installations,
public projects and recordings, and often attempt to frame the
act of music making as something curious, or weird, or useful,
or spectacular in and of itself.
Neil is the founder and director of the music-theatre ensemble ARCO,
and a co-founder of artist cooperative squib-box. Independently,
he has also written for a range of soloists and ensembles in the
UK and abroad, and presented work at music venues, festivals,
and galleries internationally including the ICA, Whitechapel Gallery,
MATA Festival (NYC), Tate Britain, Tate Modern, BBC Proms, Palais
de Tokyo (Paris), in Vilnius and Aarhus Capital of Culture festivals,
and the Tokyo Experimental Festival.