This co-promotion between the University of St Andrews Music Centre and The Wallace Collection, ‘Souster and Powell: CoModulation’, presented Andrew Powell – live electronics, Kirsten Powell – sound dispersion, Tony George – tuba and Bede Williams – trumpet.

Tony George (co-Artistic Director of The Wallace Collection) and Bede Williams (Head of Instrumental Studies) perform music by Andrew Powell and Tim Souster (both composers were part of the seminal electronic music group Intermodulation) that looks at the natural world in different ways. Powell’s Plasmogeny II (‘the development of an organism from plasma’) develops from the fundamental notes of the trumpet, and Souster’s Heavy Reductions re-creates the opening waters of Das Rheingold with a Wagnerian orchestra of tape-delayed tubas.

The concert also included short discussions with a panel of guests chaired by John Wallace. The full concert can be seen at