UCA/Farnham - IKLECTIK/ London
10/04/2019 - 11/04/2019
Swiss Composer and Cellist Stefan Thut is the second guest composer of a series of streamed concerts taking place at IKLECTIK in London and at UCA in Farnham
Three pieces are performed by musicians drawn from the London experimental and improvised music scene as well as students, researchers and members of the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham
James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, 10/04/2019 – 4.30pm – streamed concert
With Chris Jones (guitar), Arusik Nanyan (guitar), Anna Menzies (cello), Stefan Thut (cello), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments).
Iklectik, London, 11/04/2019 – 7.30pm
With Angharad Davies (violin), Phil Durrant (mandolin), Laura Lee (guitar), Stefan Thut (cello), Artur Vidal (saxophone), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments), Yifeat Ziv (voice).
“ Music is directly linked to the sensual, if the sensual is taken in a literal meaning as the starting-point of perceiving music at all “. (Interview with Stefan Thut, anothertimbre.com)
along (2016) What kind of sound emerges when certain materials and stringed objects are dragged on the floor? How about playing an instrument as a response to the sound perceived?
two strings and three (2016) Related to the activity of dragging is bowing a string very very slowly, as in between stagnation and movement and as a time frame for a melody to unfold.
around (2017) Prior exploration of the venue and its surroundings influences the timeframe and the interpretation of the score.
An audio extract of along (2016) at Iklektik is available here
Stefan is interested in processes and scores inviting both the performers and the audience to delve into a world. His work often incorporates everyday material alongside traditional instruments. For him “music is directly linked to the sensual, if the sensual is taken in a literal meaning as the starting-point of perceiving music at all.” “And thinking about composition, I ask myself what kind of sounds could be added to the sounding world since there are already sounds occurring at every moment. (Interview with Stefan Thut, anothertimbre.com)
“as many of the words already used to describe the fledgling Elsewhere label (who released about in 2018) and its music are just as appropriate to Thut’s works—ambiguous, innovative, meditative, open, restrained, subtle…. “ (John Eyles allaboutjazz, Dec 2018)
here.here concert series
a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Harry Whalley, around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text / music / film / performances. The project is supported by UCA research fund.