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Marc Yeats

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Marc is a composer, landscape painter and artistic practice researcher. Together with explorations of temporality, perceptual obfuscation, serendipity, play, geology, layering, erosion, landscape and place-specific resonance, these art-forms, structures and approaches cross-fertilise and influence each other to find embodiment in his work. Understanding, researching and developing this self-referential relationship remains his life-long challenge and passion.

Patrons connecting with Marc will get a unique insight into how the relationships between painting, music and landscape shape his creative practice.

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Marc's Updates

Performance Updates and Sound Extracts for October 2022

Hello Patrons!

Here is a brief update of a few upcoming performances in Sheffield on October 26th along with sound extracts from a few of the pieces being performed and a sneaky-peek demo of the first 1.5 minutes of my new18-minute organ piece written for Thomas Mellan in Boston. Some new sounds for you to listen to.

Have fun, and let me know what you think and great to see you in Sheffield if you can come along to any of the events.

 

Very best wishes

Marc

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🔒 A New Camera Setup for My 60th Birthday.

I will be updating with more directly music-related posts very soon, but in the meantime, there’s this!

Introducing my new camera, an exciting tool to use for high-quality photographic capture, documentation, taking raw images for processing as digital artwork, art NFTs, videos and sound recording at concerts. A big, flexible step up from my mobile phone camera. A wonderful gift from my eldest son and the family for my 60th birthday.

 

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In Memoriam: Gordon Crosse 1937-2021 A private view

Hello Patrons,

I’m trying something a little new in this update. I’m releasing a patron-only preview, a little like a private view at a painting exhibition, a few weeks before I make the video available to the general public via YouTube and my social media channels.

This piece of music exists only in its video format so the visual images and sounds go together to make a complete artwork.

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What Connects my Music and Paintings? An introduction.

In this latest update and following requests from a number of people, I’m taking time out from painting and composing to talk to you about how I believe my music compositions and paintings are connected, what the limits of that connection are, and how that connection is or is not transmitted to the viewer and listener and how we build meaning around what we experience. If you have any questions, comments or requests, please leave a comment and I will reply by video. Thank you for watching.

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🔒 More Exciting Organ News

In this update, I talk about the initial stages of composing a new body of organ music for Thomas Mellan and where I’m currently at in the process. Oh, and there’s a brief interlude with a fractious crow!

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The Right to Write: Composition and Ageism

When you’re told you are too old for music commissioners and promoters to take any notice of you, you realise something is very ageist about the music industry. In this video, I talk about a recent conversation I had with a potential music manager and his experience of trying to promote older composers against the tide of interest in the young. If there were ever an example of the importance of Music Patron for the musical life of older composers and the country in general, this is it!

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🔒 International collaboration: Thomas Mellan and the Organ

In this update, I talk about my latest international collaboration with Boston-based Organ maestro and amazing all-around musician, Thomas Mellan. We plan to work together to make a new organ repertoire and record an album of the music.

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🔒 Music, Painting, Landscape and Me: An Autobiography

Back at my favourite local Beech tree, I’m talking about the Arts Council England DYCP funded book I’m currently writing, ‘Music, Painting, Landscape and Me’, explaining the challenges approaching the autoethnographic autobiographical content of the chapter I’m working on just now. I talk about how the subjects covered in this book are at the very heart of my practice as a composer and why it is relevant to discuss these wider creative issues.

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🔒 New Piano Piece and More on Creative Survival

Here, I present more detailed information about one of my current composition projects and again discuss the importance of saying ‘yes’ to exciting opportunities even when the usual money from commissioning isn’t available, explaining how crucial the income received from Music Patron is in this regard in keeping one’s professional profile alive and work performed in public.

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🔒 New Projects and Patrons

In this video, I talk about a few of the new projects I’m currently working on, creative and financial survival and the role of patrons in supporting my work.

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🔒 Welcome to Painting HQ

In this video, I give Patrons a mini-tour of my painting studio, the hub of my visual art activities and talk briefly about the connection between painting and composition.

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Why Support Me?

In this video, I talk in more personal detail about why I believe it is important for my work to be supported through Music Patron and what kind of difference your support will make to my creative life.

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