here.here with Marie-Cécile Reber (24th/25th February 2020)
Swiss composer and musician Marie-Cécile Reber is the fifth guest composer of a series of streamed concerts taking place at IKLECTIK in London and at UCA in Farnham, after Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019)
Cinema G14 UCA Farnham 24/02/2020
Concert (streamed from 3.45pm, best with headphones) 4.00pm
ARC seminar : Prof John Pymm: Steve Reich. Buy Art, Buy Art. 4.45pm
Iklektik London 25/02/2020 8.00pm
With James E Armstrong (ukulele), Gabrielle Hb (voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar), Artur Vidal (saxophone), Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), Harry Whalley (Synths/Percussion), Yifeat Ziv (voice)
In Farnham and London, four recent pieces were performed by musicians drawn from the London experimental music scene as well as students and members of the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham.
Sonic meditation XIX (Pauline Oliveiros, 1971) Deep listening and tuning in to one self and one’s environment
Solo: a little story(2016-2020) Little acoustic stories developed through my listening to the world and collecting noises.
Breath (2019) The soft sound of breathing unfolds, spreads, travels and mixes with the wind.
Floating moment (2019) A moment in time is narrated through a precise written descripton of sonic and visual events, thus becoming a score that can be reproduced in musical form.
Approchoaches and Departure – Appearance and Disappearances (Pauline Oliveros 1994) The score provides each performer with a strategy for approaching or departing from a pitch of his or her own chosing.
Recording of the Iklektik concert by Isa Ferri here (with timings in the details)
Marie Cécile Reber works with field recording and electronic instruments to transform unusual and imperceptible sounds, mostly of Nature (insects, frogs, ants or worms) into pictorial soundscapes, live performances and site specific installations. At the heart of Reber’s working methods lies the subtle border between concrete noise and musical sounds, natural rhythms and composed ones.
“I deeply believe that there is an individual beauty that can be discovered in the deep listening of sound.”
Essentially her works is inspired by breath, deep listening and the constantly changing pulsations of life. She is searching for sound in nature and, having dealt with microscopic noise structures for years, she has found ways to transform them into pictorial soundscapes and audible sounds.The performance of her compositions is often brought back to a natural environment in a subtle and often imperceptible blending of ambient and composed sounds.
The here.here concert series, is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio ResearchCluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerle 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.
Iklectik ‘Old Paradise Yard ‘ 20 Carlisle Ln / Royal Street corner / Archbishop’s park, London SE1 7LG
University for the Creative Arts Falkner Rd / Farnham / Surrey / GU9 7DS