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"Speak// if you can”: text, scores, performance

Café Oto – 22nd & 23rd February 2018

Two evenings of performances of text based scores by Antoine Beuger and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, realised by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Petri Huurinainen, Alex Mah, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerle.

Taking the work of Waeckerlé and Beuger as a starting point, The two evenings explore the points of transformation and translation between text and sound building on George Oppen’s injunction: “Speak// if you can”.
The first evening is the UK launch event for Waeckerlé’s CD Ode (owed) to O, (Wandelweiser, 2017). Three pieces are performed by an ensemble of musicians with long experience of working across text and sound.
The second evening offers a rare UK opportunity to witness the Wandelweiser founder and label boss performing his own compositions. Beuger’s solo performance of keine fernen mehr is followed by an ensemble performance of …of being numerous, a composition built on George Oppen’s influential 1968 eponymous poem.

Curated by Will Montgomery and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé with support from the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre; the Humanities and Arts Research Institute, Royal Holloway; and the University for the Creative Arts research fund.

(Press release) download.


Carole Finer 'Sound out' on Resonance fm with Antoine Beuger, Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Will Montgomery on 20th/02/18

Ode (owed) to O double cd (2017)
O(nly) score (2016)
O(hh) score (2016)
Reading (Story of) O book (2015)



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