Christian Marclay: Screen Play + Okkyung Lee
Three progenitors of the British avant-garde tradition come together in a resounding collaboration that stretches their talents of interpretation and improvisation. Saxophonist John Butcher is joined by drummer Mark Sanders and multi-instrumentalist Steve Beresford, responding to the visual cues of Christian Marclay’s graphic score Screen Play (2005). This projected musical score is made from black-and-white found footage overlaid with brightly coloured animations reminiscent of the dots and lines of traditional music notation. These visual cues suggest emotion, energy, rhythm, pitch, volume and duration to the musicians. Screen Play will be preceded by a solo performance by the celebrated experimental cellist Okkyung Lee.