Ben Gaunt drawingBen Gaunt's electroacoustic work Bristling with Alternating Black and White Teeth

Ben Gaunt's electroacoustic work Bristling with Alternating Black and White Teeth is to be performed as an installation at Firstsite Colchester as part of the Sonic Arts Festival. The installation is open to the public during the 2nd and 3rd of November 2013. Ben, who is currently completing a PhD in Composition, described his work as follows:

"Bristling with Alternating Black and White Teeth, and it is the first in my series of human-instrument hybrid compositions – featuring me, at the piano, as the performer. The title comes from a slightly bizarre Facebook conversation I had with my friend, the composer Piers Tattersall. After announcing I was to compose this piece, he wrote this rather macabre verse:

Ben, you Frankenstein. From what womb shall this hybrid spring? The distended uterus of a woman co-opted for the purposes of your experiments, or a craftsman's workshop made pink like an organ of generation for this monstrous, 3-legged chimera, bristling with alternating black and white teeth?

The piece includes the sound of me reciting these words (with some manipulation.) Sonically, I tried to capture the gothic ambience of Piers’ paragraph, and used the final words as the title for the work."

For more information, please see:
http://safcolchester2013.wordpress.com/about/
http://safcolchester2013.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/catalogue-final.pdf