Aka: Thor McIntyre • Thor McBurnie • Thor McB • aswarmthing
Artist & Sound Designer. Creative Director of Aswarm (Public Arts Org ) and Swarm Sonics (Sound Design Company).
Current Projects you can see:
7th June-20th July 2014.
The Wind Tunnels Project, Farnborough, London UK. – An extensive site specific solo commission to re-awaken 3 vast spaces, open to the public for the first time. http://thewindtunnelproject.com/
• The Speakers
TBC Nov 2014, @ Oxford Festival of Lights, Oxford, UK.
TBC 20-28th Sept, Placcc Festival, Budapest (pending funding decision).
5-9th August @ LaStrada, Graz, Austria. http://www.lastrada.at/en/programm/thor-mcintyre-burnie-gb/
Opening as Britain declared war on Germany 100 yrs ago, in Arch Duke Ferdinand’s home town, in this special version I collaborated with Austria’s leading WW1 Historian Helmut Konrad, a team of 9 Historians co-ordinated by Stefan Benedik, gathering half the content from archived texts (much of which previously unpublished) from the Hinterland during WW1, contextualised with the Tweets from current zones of conflict & resistance.
14th-22nd June 2014. @ Oerol Festival, Island of Terschelling, Netherlands. Europe’s leading festival for site-specific art set in the environment. http://www.oerol.nl/festival/programma-a-z/
Here responding to the WW2 bomb crater forest clearing, we asked visitors a related personal question and over 10 days their input gradually replaced the content anew..
• Rites of War : touring Choreographic Performance.
- A collaboration with Darshan Singh Bhuller, Lindsey Butcher’s Gravity & Levity and BBC Afghanistan Correspondent David Loyn. https://vimeo.com/96007305
Rites of War – Tour Dates:
May 1st,2nd & 3rd at Stratford Circus, London https://www.stratford-circus.com • May 13th & 14th at The Lowry, Salford http://www.thelowry.com • June 4th & 5th The Lighthouse, Poole http://lighthousepoole.co.uk/rites-of-war • June 15th, Mobilsation Festival at Kendrew Barracks http://a4r.org.uk/events/mobilisation/ • For Autumn Tour Dates – watch this space!
Photographer Credits: Shaun Jackson (Flying Into the Dawn)