here.here with Parkinson Saunders / NO CONCERT
IKLECTIK [off-site] presents,
here.here with PARKINSON SAUNDERS / NO CONCERT
Thursday 27 May 2021 | 8pm
The concert will be followed by a Q&A with the artists and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé and Harry Whalley, curators of the here.here series.
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This is the 8th iteration of the here.here series of streamed concerts after Voice & Electronics with Sadd, Moore, Waeckerlé and Ziv (April 2021), Greg Caffrey (IE, March 2021), Marie Cécile Reber (CH, Feb 2020), Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019).
Parkinson Saunders are composer/performers Tim Parkinson and James Saunders. Usually seated at two tables, they usually perform music for any sound producing means. The music has at its core a joyful focus on the fundamental materiality of sound and its resultant effect upon us, building music from elementary and simple means, combined with an unintentional theatre, resulting in a world of shared surprise and wonder rediscovering the potential of our everyday soundworld.
They have recently started to perform remotely and making videos. For the last event of this season this inimitable duo will respond to the creative potential of a streamed concert with no live audience with a number of new video works. This will be followed by a short discussion.
Attempting to make new things.
In our houses.
113 miles apart.
Working out what to do.
Parkinson Saunders formed in 2003 after some collaborations at the 2001 Ostrava New Music Days. Their repertoire is either conventionally notated, or graphic scores and prose notation, mostly recent music, some of which has been written with this duo in mind, but also interpretations of older works (for example from 1960s such as the school of Cage, Fluxus, and British and European experimental music). They have performed at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Cut and Splice, BMIC Cutting Edge, Q-02 (Brussels), SAN Expo, Oxford Museum of Modern Art, Borealis Festival (Bergen), Blurred Edges (Hamburg), York Late Music Festival, Soundwaves and Tate Modern, as well as being broadcast on BBC Radio 3.