Tullis Rennie is a composer, improvising trombonist, electronic musician, and field recordist. His work encompasses sound installation, community-engaged participative projects, multi-channel concert works, video, mixed media and live/improvised performances. He has presented this work at concerts and festivals in more than 20 countries, alongside broadcasts on NTS live, BBC Radio 3 and ResonanceFM.
His most recent studio release is Fixed Freedoms on Accidental Jnr’s ‘Room 2’ – a series for Matthew Herbert’s label dedicated to electronic music outside the main thoroughfare of club tracks. The music of Fixed Freedoms explores and reflects on themes of constraint: musical, personal, political. ‘Freedoms’ include the indeterminate nature of field recording, and of improvisations through equally unpredictable analogue circuits and patches. These are combined and juxtaposed with the ‘fixed’ notion of one-take recording as an immutable entity, and limits on choices – musical, technical, and of personal movement/travel in contexts both local and global.