Experimental Music

Banda Sonora (1) (2014)

Based on recordings of brass bands passing outside my flat I created a soundtrack which was interpreted live at the Raspalloc festival of performance and experimental music.

Banda Sonora (1) from Graham Bell Tornado on Vimeo.

El Encuentro (live performance, La Clinica Mundana, Valencia 16/4/11)
As part of a course on soundscapes with Edu Comelles I presented this work which used sound recorded during an Easter procession in which I sang with the local choir of Xátiva. I mixed this sound, singing live to accompany the heavily poignant lyric "Daughter of Zion", with images to comment upon the Palestinian situation.

Dial-a-Diva (2005- 2007)
I participated in both editions of this international project, broadcast worldwide via a call centre based in the CCA gallery in Glasgow (Scotland), and then in Stavanger (Norway) by organising and singing in a jam session of local musicians in Valencia.

Song of the Geyserbird (2000/2007)
Vocal improvisation with pump organ.

Unremix (tape/video, 1999) - using previously programmed material I recorded a conceptual LP on cassette over a period of 24 hours. It subsequently formed the basis of the video Unremix.

Choose your God/ess: the musical 1999

Choose your God/ess: the musical, was based around a casting for a reality show for gods and goddesses. It satirised how television has exploited the contemporary obsession for fame at any cost and how our concepts of public and private have changed as a result.

It began as a night club act in Leeds in 1999 where I invited members of the audience onstage to compete for inclusion in the show. I later developed the idea as a one woo-man show (with live musical accompaniment from Johnny Borden) which debuted in London in 2001 at the 491 gallery.

A short film was later made based on this script with a larger cast (see film section). Extracts from this film were then used in live Spanish presentations. The film´s actors represented live scenes from the film while it was being projected and the public was invited to interact on stage in screen tests for a future episode.

491 gallery, London Sept 2001