Composition | Deferral

Wherein (musical) compositions which are in some sense unfinished (scores for improvisers, for example) might be grouped with work that deals with postponement. This theme will become more populous over the coming months as we add documentation from our previous events Instal, Kill Your Timid Notion and Music Lovers' Field Companion. In the meantime, a good place to start might be Walter Marchetti's De Musicorum Infelicitate that we staged as a durational installation with the help of Esther Ferrer. 

To give some context to the idea behind the themes, the paired ‘terms’ are not synonyms nor are they binary oppositions but words that combine to (hopefully) produce un-rational anti-categories. The aim is to allow (encourage) the archive to be read in ways counter to normative or reductive categories. To allow things in the archive to appear in sometimes unlikely groupings and to resist essentialism. And to encourage investigations and perusals and discoveries.