David Pocknee is a composer, guitarist, visual artist and writer. He is currently studying for a PhD in composition at the University of Huddersfield, UK.
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We Doubled Down The Base Camps (2016) - for violin and cello, for Mira Benjamin and Gregor Riddell for nu:nord
But I Guess, In The End, We Just Moved Furniture Around (2015 - ?) (ongoing collaboration with Richard Craig and Angela Guyton)
I Can Do Better (2015) - for player piano, piano, video and electronics
Selfhelplessness (2015) - book
Nothing Is Surprising (2015) - for three performers
Cipher For The Lighthouse Twins (2015)- for two readers
MG3250 Performs Cornelis Cardew's 'Treatise' (2016) - album
I Can Do Better (Version 2) (with Ana Lemnaru and Leo Svirsky)
Piano Without Organs Festival
Three nights of new works for computer controlled pianos and small ensemble
October 7TH-9TH, 2016
30 April 2016
Weisslich 7 Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester, UK
5 August 2016 - 19:45, CAB Atrium We Doubled Down The Base Camps more info
6-19 June 2016
The Hague, NL
Residency for Digging Piece with Ana Lemnaru, Grzegorz Marcinak, Adam Basanta, and Maya Verlaak at iii.
29 February 2016
St Paul's Hall, Huddersfield, UK
But I Guess, In The End, We Just Moved Furniture Around for flute, played by Richard Craig
Composition Is Not A Jaffa Cake, Research Is Not A Biscuit: A Riposte to John Croft
An essay critiquing John Croft's Composition Is Not Research article from Tempo.
I edited the web-based fifth issue of the CeReNeM Journal.
This issue also features two pieces of writing by myself:
As part of an ongoing series in which we profile the contributors to our Weisslich concert series, I have written some profiles on composers and performers we have featured:
A Twitter feed offering advice for experimental composers:
A podcast/documentary I wrote and recorded looking at the up-and-coming field of Historically Ill-Informed Performance Practice: https://soundcloud.com/musicaboutmovies/historically-ill-informed-performance-practice-documentary
The Institute of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology is an independent research organization designed to provide a platform for the use of cultural economics and cultural sociology as the basis for strategic interventions into the art markets.
Their website is here: http://www.acesinstitute.eu/
The New Fordist Organization is a collective of composers, visual artists and performance artists, set up to apply the principles of mass-production, industrialization and mechanized creation, pioneered by the American industrialist Henry Ford, to the visual and performing arts. It is part of the The Institute of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology, an independent research organization designed to provide a platform for the use of cultural economics and cultural sociology as the basis for strategic interventions into the art markets.
A collective project. An experimental text score. 140 characters or less. Every day. Via Twitter. Between 2012-2013.
In September 2015, I was lucky enough to participate in Inlets Ensemble's ROCK PAPER SCISSORS series of concerts as composer and performer. Check out the website below for more information.
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS was a concert series performed by Inlets Ensemble exploring sonic and conceptual strategies for creating music with simple, non-musical objects. Held at Audiotheque in Miami Beach during the summer of 2015, each concert focused on one object - rocks, paper or scissors - and featured an extensive program of historical and contemporary works.
is a concert series for experimental music and performance started in 2014 and curated by composers Louis d'Heudieres, Michael Baldwin and David Pocknee.
... is a composer-run organisation that brings together work happening in and around experimental music and performance art
... puts on 3-4 concerts a year in London and Manchester that try to eclectically and unpredictably mix together people and work from different artistic disciplines alongside related historical works
More information can be found at www.weisslich.com
We are currently working on programming our 2017 season
Manufacturing Style: The Art Of The Twentieth Century - documentary
Much Too Much Noise is a publishing organisation that I run, dedicated to releasing concept-driven work in various media.
An inkjet printer performs the first 94 pages of Cornelius Cardew's Treatise.
A "Choose Your Own Adventure" self-help book with no answers and which will make you feel worse after reading it than you did before.
This album transmits in sound one hour's worth of data retrieved from Nasa's WIND spacecraft, which is currently taking measurements of radio and plasma waves occurring in the solar wind.