Sounds For A Small Space presents Simon McCorry
Hypnotic and graceful cello music.
Simon is a cellist & composer based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. After playing in several bands as a bass player in the 90s he started making music and sound design for theatre, contemporary dance and film. He was a founder member of performance group Iroqim. This was a laboratory for experimenting in combining spoken word and closely intertwined live music and was the birthplace of his unique neoclassical style. He has worked with visual artists creating soundscapes for installations and exhibitions, defining space and feeling with sound. Also releases work as 'amonism' combining influences of modern classical, free improvisation with electronics & field recording. He has played cello on several recordings for other artists as well as performing live. Has collaborated and worked with Anne Pigalle, Kathy Hinde, Kieran Crowder, Catherine Ireton, Dead Method, I Am The Mighty Jungulator, Emily Hall, MC Xander, Bellatrix & The Boxettes, Marv Radio, Sola Akingbola, Lemn Sissay, Julia Cheng, Karen Lane, Kidkanevil. Recently he has been developing a solo set for cello, loop pedals, various effects & computer processing.
"The unhurried meditative pace of Arvo Pärt runs through Blue, ... Graceful melodic lines writhe above a fidgeting bed of loops interacting in complex harmony "
- Michael Holland on "Blue" album review, Ears for Eyes
"... whose neo classical craft, aside being sublimely poised and deeply intimate, finds a sensitive passage hidden well away from the bright lights and bluster of modern pop... "
- Mark Barton on "Blue" album review, The Sunday Experience
"... hypnotic chance music built up through the asynchronic layering of chord tones, interpolated pitches, and melodic fragments."
- Daniel Barbiero on "Blue" album review, AMN Reviews
"... for best results its contents should be consumed under darkness and at an all-consuming volume"
- textura on "The Hidden" album review
"... spinning into modern decadence by Simon McCorry's cross-centuries music"
- Timothy Ramsden on Ministry of Pleasure, Reviews Gate
"... short, sharp shocker carries over even to Simon McCorry's sound design, which charges a largely bare stage to near breaking point and beyond"
- Matt Wolf on Vincent River, Theatre News Online
"Simon McCorry’s inspired sound design is a blanket of pure disorientation"
- David Jay on Guantanamo Boy, Sunday Times Culture
"... the leading voice of McCorry’s cello is an irresistible beam of light in the darkness."
- Tristan Bath on "The Hidden", The Quietus