Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm
Please note that this is a matinee event – doors will open at 2pm and the event will begin shortly after.
The Experimental Library is a series of Rooms.
Each Room in The Experimental Library houses ‘events’ in response to the work of a specific radical creator.
The series creates a space for reading, objects, dance, music making, and dialogue, and coincides with a publication of further responses to the artist.
Room 4 is Agnès Varda, and is in partnership with Curzon for Gleaning Truths, the nationwide touring programme of Agnès Varda's films.
The programme presents new digital restorations of eight of Varda's best-known films, showing in cinemas and on demand.
A new live score for Gleaning Truths has been created by Daniel Blumberg, who will be contributing as GUO with Seymour Wright and Stacy Martin for the fourth room of The Experimental Library.
GUO (Seymour Wright and Daniel Blumberg) with Stacy Martin
Anne Guthrie (from a distance)
A limited edition publication will include contributions by:
'Glorious slabs of noise’ - Victor Schonfield
‘Untamed beauty’ - Walton Ford
GUO is the duo of guitarist and singer Daniel Blumberg (Hebronix, The Howling Hex) and saxophonist Seymour Wright. Both use heavy distortion and extreme amplification which is later processed and manipulated with metal cassettes to create a multi-layered, lacquered object of sinister, fizzing, metallic beauty. GUO1 with text by David Toop, was the beginning of an on-going series of releases that include etchings made by the duo and a piece of ekphrasis from a creative writer responding to the music. GUO2 (released on OTOroku) included text from the American filmmaker Brady Corbet.
Anne Guthrie is an acoustician, composer, and French horn player based in San Francisco, CA. She studied music composition at University of Iowa, and architectural acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her music combines processed field recordings and instrumental improvisation while exploiting architectural and psycho-acoustic phenomena to distort and obscure sonic identities. Along with her solo work, she often performs and records with Billy Gomberg as FrauFraulein, and with Gomberg and Richard Kamerman as Delicate Sen.