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37 Results for 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. 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 or Tony Conrad’s Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plane or Joan La Barbara’s vocal fireworks.

Fritz Welch and Neil Davidson playing a string quartet on drums and guitar
13 November 2010
Tramway

String Quartet

Neil Davidson

Three different performances variously featuring: Fritz Welch, loud drums, guitar, local collaborators, paper, memories, Roland Barthes, string quartets

INSTAL 10
a man stands behind a red table
21 February 2010
DCA

Festival Launch

Christof Migone Jarrod Fowler

Jarrod Fowler and Christof Migone kick things off with performances involving edible plants, a saw, dandruff, and Christof responding to the prompt: “as far as you can for as long as you can.”

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Instal 09 poster
20 – 22 March 2009
The Arches

INSTAL 09

Looking at and listening to different ideas about sound and music, INSTAL 09’s collection of artists included Tetsuo Kogawa, vocalist Joan La Barbara, Phil Minton (and his Century FC feral choir), Austrian Actionist Hermann Nitsch, Steve McCaffery and many more.

Joan La Barbara sings mouth open, eyes closed, hand up
21 March 2009
The Arches

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara

Joan La Barbara presents works exploring the colour spectrum of a single pitch resonating in her skull, an evocation of bird song and circular singing.

INSTAL 09
Michael Pisaro smiles into the camera against a light background
21 March 2009
The Arches

An Unrhymed Chord

Aileen Campbell Eva-Maria Houben Jean-Philippe Gross Jerome Noetinger Klaus Filip Michael Pisaro Neil Davidson Nikos Veliotis Radu Malfatti Seymour Wright Taku Unami Toshimaru Nakamura

From really simple, open instructions, An Unrhymed Chord creates a kind of half-way point between composition and improvisation.

INSTAL 09
Steve McCaffery sits at a round table and reads into a microphone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Carnival

Steve McCaffery

Leading language/ action/ sound poet performed his groundbreaking concrete poem, a dizzying mandala of text, symbols and rubber stamps; a kind of book as reading machine.

INSTAL 09
An audience in a chapel
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

dazwischen

Eva-Maria Houben

Solo organ performance by German composer Eva-Maria Houben, which focuses on ‘nearly nothing’ to expand the way we listen.

INSTAL 09
Hermann Nitsch plays organ flanked by two assistants
20 March 2009
Glasgow University Chapel

Hermann Nitsch

Hermann Nitsch

A specially commissioned performance for organ. “The course of the stars were to be put to sound.”

INSTAL 09
at the end of a dark gallery a screen throbs with layers rectangles of red
12 October 2008
DCA

Declarative Mode (1976 – 1977)

Paul Sharits

Paul Sharits is one of our all time heroes, and one of the great artist filmmakers of the 20th Century.

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Lee Patterson sitting next to a projection of himself, pensive
10 October 2008
DCA

North West from Chester Hill, Composition – 10 (1960)

Lee Patterson Luke Fowler

A delicate and detailed walk through the urban and rural landscape around Dundee; a poetic focus on the details found. A performance for 16mm projection and live amplified objects (maybe pine cones, maybe a coke bottle).

Kill Your Timid Notion 08
Robin Hayward and Radu Malfatti play brass instruments at the far end of a room
16 February 2008
The Arches

Wandelweiser

Antoine Beuger Manfred Werder Radu Malfatti

Expansive and considered, inclusive and deeply human minimalism: Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder.

INSTAL 08