You both have projects of your own - could you tell us about these?
S Currently I am working on an interactive feedback-environment that will hopefully become something like a useable instrument one day. Generally I am very much into programming at the moment which luckily goes quite well with the current situation. Before we started soft tissue, I have been working a lot with Phillip Jondo as Garland. We played at a few festivals in Belgium and the Netherlands over the last year and did a short residency at STEIM. Aside from that, Feronia and I are running the free improvisation night Soup, Zuppa with Caroline Hussey, Nuno Mendoza and Tom Mereweather on a monthly basis.
F Most of my work is based on collecting and digitally transforming sounds recorded within everyday life. I’m currently working on new bits of music continuing this process. Last year I released some of my audio work on tape and did a residency researching non-verbal vocalisations. Collaboration is central in most of the things I do and I realised I have a habit of starting projects with all my close friends. I also really enjoy programming and organising events, and am currently in the committee at Market Gallery, an artist-run space in Glasgow.
You previously collaborated on the ECCO tape for GLARC.
F Our friend-in-common Jack Wansbrough initiated this project and asked us both to join, together with Elina Bry and Caroline Hussey. We all didn’t really know each other and kind of came together to make this strange pop album based on 60’s dolphin research. We had one rehearsal and then went into Green Door Studio to start recording mostly improvised sets, and the project had this overall very light and fun touch which created a space to just throw ideas in and explore without inhibitions.
S We played one gig before Jack went back to Australia. It was just a lot of fun and a space to do things we normally would not. I played an untuned acoustic guitar with a missing string and I think Feronia played the drums at some point.