Preorder: Released 15th June 2023
Nichola Scutton'Interzone (Nonclassical, 2023) takes inspiration in the state of in-betweenness: not awake or asleep, conscious or unconscious, and at the border between daytime and nighttime. Two defined elements emerge fromInterzone: a careful use of electronics, and Scrutton's experimental vocal practice. The album was recorded in two steps, first by the artist herself in her studio in Glasgow, using field recordings and archival materials, resulting in the series of four Interzones which connect the album. She later worked with engineer Jim McEwan to record the second series of tracks - the two Quartets, and the Trio and Solo movements - focused on using extended vocal techniques. Interzone emerged out of Scrutton's solo live performance practice: the literal 'liveness' of live performance influenced the studio session.
Nichola Scrutton is an award-winning composer, vocalist, sound and visual artist who works across a range of mediums and processes including sound art and soundscape composition, performance, radio art, improvisation, writing and drawing. Nichola has extensive experience as a collaborator in interdisciplinary and participatory contexts. She also works with Sonic Bothy, an inclusive music charity, in the Ensemble and across various projects.