Cluny Strachan: Composer for Film and Television
"Cluny Strachan's score, oscillating between dreamy chorales of a Howard Skempton and the incessant rhythms of Goldie, bespeaks a composer who knows what he wants and is happy to plunder as many different types of music as he needs to get it." Robert Dawson Scott, The Guardian
performance and arts projects
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018
May 5th to June 6th 2018
Music at the Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL
Cluny Strachan
A new piece for violin and sound score
On Friday 1 Saturday 2 Tuesday 5 June 2018
These performances coincide with Meadow; a sculpture and sound collaboration work with Doug Cocker RSA, currently being shown as part of the 192nd RSA Annual Exhibition.
Meadow is an interactive multichannel electromagnetic sound score and sculpture collaboration with Doug Cocker FRSA, and me. It is being exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition 2018 in Edinburgh from May 5th to June 6th. Stevie Flynn (Flynn Amps, Glasgow)  and I have made a prototype telecoil headphone that has no external components and a multichannel electromagnetic sound system. The wearer puts the headphones on and can explore the otherwise inaudible individual sound ‘fields’ embedded in the work. The score acts as an extension of the sculpture’s electromagnetic condition, where garish colour blurs and animates the way we think about how we see 3 dimensionally and makes us think about the hidden electromagnetic world around us. 
Meadow’s multichannel electromagnetic sound system and headphones is being developed in collaboration with Stevie Flynn @ Flynn Amps. Flynn Amps in Scotland’s biggest musical equipment service and repair center specialising in vintage valve amplifiers. They also service and repair power amps, digital rack equipment, sound modules, mixing desks, PA speakers, keyboards and vintage synths.
Ampetronic are delighted to support the work of Doug Cocker RSA and Cluny Strachan for the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2018 and promote equality of access for those who experience hearing loss. Fifteen percent of the population suffer hearing loss, one in four of those use a hearing aid. Visiting attractions or attending events can be made more enjoyable for those using assistive listening technology. Discretely connecting them directly to the sound of the attraction or performance, via their hearing aid, offers them equal access. Ampetronic assistive listening solutions provide consistent signal coverage in large and complex areas, and make attractions more accessible and enjoyable for all.