Vex - new Scanner Soundtrack
My new album Vex is out on 25 September and available for pre-order here, at a special low price for the introductory period only, until it returns to normal price.
It’s quite a unique recording too. Back in 2012, I was approached by architects Chance de Silva to collaborate with them on their project Vex, a curved, fluted, in situ concrete house in London.
This album is an adaptation of the permanent and expansive sound installation that exists within the frame of the building itself. Initially inspired by Erik Satie’s Vexations (1893), the composition that was the starting point for the architecture design itself, the final soundscape focuses more on the environmental sounds of construction, the physical pouring of the concrete and so on. It’s truly musique concrete!
Two of the pieces are edits of the full-length extensive work, plus a special mix made for showing our work in the Venice Architectural Biennial in 2014.
The building is a three-storey studio house with top floor living spaces and a roof terrace accessed via a glazed roof pavilion. The music/sound is fully integrated within and around the building's spaces. Vex is an unusual addition to the Northwold Cazenove conservation area.
Stay tuned too as there will be a series of live performances within the house itself in the next months. We had over 1000 visitors to the opening weekend so it’s proving to be very much in demand.
So, pick up your copy now and thanks again for your support!