Sound I’m Particular: Tullis Rennie – Muscle Memory
Muscle Memory is a new record by composer Tullis Rennie – two recently composed sound pieces made in collaboration with Matthew Bourne and Graham South. The record is part autobiographic docu-music, part jazz-inspired dreamscape. Muscle Memory is Tullis’s invitation to join him in the act of listening to listening. Listening as an event. The listener as collaborator. To consider music and identity in combination. Recordings catalogued as autobiographical accounts, and collective cultural documentation. To understand music as a performance in which we are all implicated and involved, whether by playing, buying, streaming, dancing, or listening. https://muscle-memory.co.uk/
Tullis Rennie is a composer, improvising trombonist, electronic musician, and field recordist. His work encompasses sound installation, community-engaged participative projects, multi-channel concert works, video, mixed media and live/improvised performances. He is co-founder of Walls On Walls with visual artist Laurie Nouchka, and a member of the Insectotròpics audio-visual collective, based in Barcelona. He recently began the multi.modal label with Claudia Molitor. His work has been presented at concerts and festivals across 15 countries, alongside national broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and ResonanceFM. Previous writings have been published in Organised Sound and Leonardo Music Journal. He features on recent recordings released by the Luminous label, ZeroWave and Efpi Records.