Katy Price has contributed poems to Seam, Blackbox Manifold, and new collections of ekphrasis and found poetry, and has a short story just out in Chroma. She is co-designer (with Babel) of 'Blast-up!', where Vorticism meets space invaders [http://blastup.wordpress.com]. Katy teaches English literature and creative writing at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, where she also studies creative music technology from time to time.
Tom Hall (music) & Katy Price (text) (UK)
under the yoke (2010)
for flute, trombone, guitar, percussion, narrator and laptop
combines contemporary narration, algorithmically composed instrumental parts (based on Luddite folk-songs) and laptop 8-channel algorithmic melodic synthesis and playback of treated recordings of sounds from the natural and industrial worlds. The piece examines, at different historical and aesthetic distances, the textual and musical remnants of 200 year old Luddite events in the UK and is a multi-layered reflection on what can be considered the natural and the technological.