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45 Results for Rational | Sachertorte

Under this heading you might find work that arises out of a kind of proffessorial vibe; maybe august historian of the AACM George Lewis hanging out with Ultra-red at A Survey is a Process of Listening. Then there have been performances at Arika events that resonate with the old Second Vienese School of composition. Instrument builder / hacker Nicolas Collins once referenced Anton Webern’s music as inseperable from the taste of Sachertorte cake on Sauchiehall Street one summer’s evening. Maybe checking out Radu Malfatti’s composition for the Northern Sinfonia will help tie all that together.

14 May 2010
Tramway

Used Sound

Jean-Luc Guionnet Ray Brassier Seijiro Murayama

A full-blooded, emotional attempt to reinvigorate improvisation from a musically inclined philosopher and two philosophically inclined improvisers.

UNINSTAL
Portrait of Marc Baron in black and white
27 February 2010
DCA

Marc Baron

Marc Baron

Three speakers play back pre-recorded sounds, Marc listens and responds: “What is played is the imperfect witness of what I listen to (or maybe better, how I listen).”

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
An image of someone's legs and a platform in silhouette
26 February 2010
DCA

Smith/Stewart

Smith/Stewart

Smith/Stewart set up allegorical situations over which they often have little to no control, but which instigate explorations of dependence and trust, the body, sex and death.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A circle of chairs in a room
24 February 2010

Investigation – Loïc Blairon & Marc Baron

Loïc Blairon Marc Baron

Loïc and Marc are proposing a series of investigations into the tension between improvisation and recording and how it can be used to engage with different spaces and environments around Dundee

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Portrait of John Mullarkey in black and white
22 February 2010
DCA

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey

John Mullarkey sets in a wider context our understanding of Alain Badiou and Francois Laruelle, two of the most radical philosophers in Europe today.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
Rolf Julius leans forward over a large white box and mixer and performs
22 March 2009
The Arches

Music for a Long Time

Rolf Julius

Julius’ “small music” features simple snatches of found sound, played back through small speakers, often set in bowls of pigment and dirt which shimmies in the vibrations.

INSTAL 09
An alto saxophone lying on a red cloth along with various small objects
22 March 2009
The Arches

Seymour Wright

Seymour Wright

A saxophone. Handheld fans. Shrill squeaks. Splutters, gargling. An incredible diversity of sounds, intensely focused by an inventive musician.

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
Klaus sits at a table and plays electronics whilst Radu plays trombone
21 March 2009
The Arches

Klaus Filip & Radu Malfatti

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti

Radu plays a trombone, Klaus creates pure sine waves: they sound on their own, or sometimes together and often with considerable space and silence.

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
A wooden carved monkey smokes a pipe
20 March 2009

Extra Friday Set

Klaus Filip Radu Malfatti Sean Meehan Taku Unami

Quartet improvisation by Klaus Filip – laptop, Radu Malfatti – trombone, Sean Meehan – snare & cymbals, Taku Unami – rice and dish.

INSTAL 09