for percussion and video.
Composition : Timothy Cape with creative input by Angela Hui Wai Nok
Performance : Angela Hui Wai Nok
27th July 2021 Cattle Depot Hong (Performed by Angela Hui Wai Nok)
29th October 2021 Nonclassical clubnight at Iklektik, London (Performed by Angela Hui Wai Nok)
10th November 2021 Music Current, Dublin (Performed by Timothy Cape)
22nd November 2021 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (Performed by Timothy Cape)
29th November 2021 City Uni, London (Performed by Timothy Cape)
11th September 2022 Gaudeamus Musikweek, Utrecht (Performed by Angela Hui Wai Nok)
I’ve been thinking of productivity anguish as a constant underlying feeling gnawing at the gut of my generation who have been told to “do what you love” only to discover that work has become life, it barely loves us back, and with strings attached. In 2018 I invented the Noisy Admin Machine, a laptop hacked to scream, bang and shriek at every letter of every email, echoing the psychological soundscape of a precarious workforce self-disciplining, putting their minds and feelings to work. For this piece I exploded the sounds of the N.A.M across gesture, video and drums, haunted by my earliest childhood memory of listening to time drift by freely on the ticking kitchen clock.
More about my Noisy Admin Machine here
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