Friday 23 February 2018, 7.30pm
This 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 will be followed by an ensemble performance of of being numerous. Wandelweiser composers such as Beuger, Michael Pisaro and Manfred Werder have often worked with poetry. Beuger’s composition is built on George Oppen’s influential 1968 poem “Of Being Numerous”.
“The intimacy of the music offers us a direct connection between Antoine and the listener that we rarely hear between any composer and his audience” – Sound American
Interview with Antoine Beuger:
Review by Richard Pinnell of Antoine Beuger's whistling piece 'keine fernen mehr':
Antoine Beuger founded edition wandelweiser with Burkhard Schlothauer in 1992 and has been managing director since 2004. In 1994 he started his now widely known concert series KLANGRAUM (Düsseldorf). Beuger’s music has been performed worldwide, and he has received several international prizes.
John Eyles has played alto saxophone since the early eighties when he bought a second-hand instrument from a music shop in Kilburn High Road. He has been a member of Eddie Prevost's workshop since 2010 and was a founder member of the Mopomoso Workshop.
Sarah Hughes is an artist, composer and performer, producing work that explores the boundaries of interdisciplinary practice, often moving between sculpture, installation, composition and music. Her work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including at South London Gallery, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Supplement, London; and V22. As a performer Hughes has played at various venues including the Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes; The Wulf, Los Angeles; Cafe Oto, London; Parasol Unit, London; Holywell Music Hall, Oxford, and with a number of musicians including Angharad Davies, Tim Parkinson, Jürg Frey, Michael Pisaro, Antoine Beuger, Patrick Farmer, Stephen Cornford, Ryoko Akama, David Stent, and Dominic Lash. Realisations of her compositions have been published by Another Timbre Records, Suppedaneum, Consumer Waste Records and Reductive Music.
Petri Huurinainen is a Finnish musician and artist currently living in London. He works predominantly with live sound, guitar performances and drawings. His limited edition 12" vinyl record Exile Nothing came out in 2016 and is available from Roughtrade.
Will Montgomery's audio work has appeared on the nonvisualobjects, Entr’acte, Winds Measure, Every Contact without a Trace, Organised Music from Thessaloniki and Cathnor labels. His most recent CD is a realisation of a score written for him by Ryoka Akama, released on the Suppedaneum label. He teaches contemporary poetry and poetics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Artur Vidal is a Spanish-born saxophone player and sound artist who grew up in Paris and currently resides in London. As such, he has performed in Europe, Asia and America. His work is interested in the possibilities of improvisation as well as in its implications within the social field. As an active member of the improvised music scene, he has been playing and recording with musicians who include Eddie Prévost, Phil Durrant, Jennifer Allum, Roger Turner and Sébastien Branche, with whom he makes up the improvising saxophone duo ‘Relentless’. He has currently completed an MA in Sound Arts and started in 2013 an Mphil/PhD research at London College of Communication about the notions of silence and sociality in Improvised Music.
Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is a London based interdisciplinary artist, writer and performer. She is one third of Bouche Bée improvising trio on the edges of Language, with Petri Huurinainen (guitar) and John Eyles (saxophone) and belong to MoWo (Mopomoso workshop group). She is a Reader in photography and relational practices at University for the Creative Art in Farnham. Recent publications include Ode (owed) to O (edition wandelweiser records, 2017), RISE WITH YOUR CLASS NOT FROM IT ( bookRoom press, 2016) Reading (story of) O (uniformbooks, 2015), Code X - paper, pixel, ink and screen (bookRoom press, 2015).