Stephenson and I were awarded a Fusion grant by Help
Musicians UK. We used the opportunity to explore some new
ways in which traditional step-dance could be used as a
route into composition, improvisation and instrument
design - spending time working at Studio Ostaig on the
Isle of Skye, Carnie Cottage on Lismore, and Dancebase in
Edinburgh. We were joined in this by Mairi Campbell and
Eilidh Munro, and with remote sound design contributions
by Amble Skuse.
Sophie and I are currently (2020) looking at ways to
continue some of this research remotely, and working
towards a hopeful return to live performance in 2021.