here.here with Stefan Thut (10/11 April 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. The two other concerts this year will be Marcus Kaiser (May 2019), Gildas Quartet (October 2019).
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. The Farnham concert will be streamed live.
James Hockey Gallery Farnham 10/04/2019 4.30pm
streamed from 4.15pm, (headphones recommended), in Elaine Thomas Library foyer (headphones provided).
two strings and three (2016) and along (2016)
With Chris Jones (guitar), Arusik Nanyan (guitar), Anna Menzies (cello), Stefan Thut (cello), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments).
video recording of the full streamed concert accessible here
Iklectik London 11/04/2019 7.30pm
two strings and three (2016), around (2017) and along (2016)
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).
audio extract of along (2016) accessible here
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.
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?
Stefan Thut 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)
The here.here concert series, is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Harrey 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, Tom Gillies, Bradley McGinty and Lisa Moore for the live streaming and recording.