Antoine Beuger, Manfred Werder & Radu Malfatti

Wandelweiser

Expansive and considered, inclusive and deeply human minimalism. Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder. These guys compose some of the most interesting, (and quietly radical) music in Europe right now.  Where so much music these days is, in Radu’s words “incessantly gabby’, the Wandelweiser group of musicians focus on the phenomenology of sound, and its placement in time. We’ve set up a separate space at INSTAL so that Antoine, Radu and Manfred can present their work in a sympathetic setting, somewhere relaxed, informal; where you can choose to spend some time and also be present with their work.

They sort of strive constantly to discover the exact point at which sound resonates the clearest: in Glasgow using wind instruments (maybe a flute, a trombone) they’ll place sounds with great care into a calm and ordered hush, drawing you in, asking you to concentrate, to listen. Theirs is a music that doesn’t leap out for attention, but simply needs to exist in the world, kind of like it’s simply also present in our lives: you can choose to come to it, or not. We’ve set up a separate space at INSTAL so that Antoine, Radu and Manfred can present their work in a sympathetic setting, somewhere relaxed, informal; where you can choose to spend some time and also be present with their work.  They’ll perform there over the whole festival, play chess, have a chat, pull in some other musicians from the event to collaborate.  We won’t announce what’ll happen, just take it as read that something will always be going on. They were also joined by Rhodri Davies and Robin Hayward.

  • Hit or Miss? Intro to Wandelweiser - Michael Pisaro

    Extract

    W e come together for a musical performance, hoping something special will happen, and sometimes, for reasons that are not entirely clear, something does. Whether something happens or not is dependent on what occurs between the musicians and the listener, and is therefore utterly dependent on our relation with you. 

     

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