Aswarm & Thor McIntyre-Burnie

Artist & Sound Designer and home of Aswarm

Creative Director of Aswarm (Public Arts Org ) and Swarm Sonics (Sound Design Company).

Aka: Thor McIntyre • Thor McBurnie • Thor McB  •  aswarmthing

Current Projects you can see:

IMG_8648 copy IMG_8846 copy• ‘Flying Into the Dawn’.

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 - An evolving project which adapts to each new location & time

• TBC Nov 2014, @ Oxford Festival of Lights, Oxford, UK.

• 31st Oct-2 Nov 2014 @ Samhain Festival & Klankenbos Sound Art Forest, Neerplet, Belgum. Art Trail Commission by TAKT Dommelhof and Musica Impulse Centre for Music

• 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9 Historians co-ordinated by Stefan Benedik, gathering half the content from archived texts (much of which previously unpublished) from the Hinterland during WW1, contextualised with the Tweets from current zones of conflict & resistance.

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• 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..

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• 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

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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)