Ian Tothill

music    soundscapes   performance

contact info@iantothill.co.uk

home tribe of one of dreaming faces groundbound south square work in progress

 Here is a selection of solo music making by Ian Tothill. This is the sound of the inside of my head given life with violin, field recordings, guest musicians, MC303 sequencer, trumpet, guitar and other instruments.

A series of 3 CDs were recorded under the name 'Tribe of One' between 2006 and 2008.  These were available through the Tribesounds label and Myspace.

Artist Jean McEwan used some Tribe of One music for 2  films shown at 12 Squared festival in St Georges Hall Bradford 2007. We talked about devising an interactive joint audiovisual performance and Of Dreaming Faces was formed. The resulting show 'Fortunes' was performed in 2008-2009.

Aerial artist Becky Truman asked me to make the soundtrack for her short film 'Groundbound' about what happens to a performer once retired from the trapeze.

Contemporary art gallery the South Square Centre in Thornton, Bradford offered a space for a solo performance and accepted a piece of sound art in 2012.

Currently I'm busy playing with rock and rolling swinging bluesy band the 309s. There's solo work in progress, lots of ideas but currently no collaborators. Contact me if you are interested in working together. I'm interested in devising sounds and music for live performance with visual artists, film makers, dancers, poets, other musicians. I live in West Yorkshire, UK.