Sound And Music and Tusk Music are delighted to announce this tour of Vicki Bennett’s film-collage-as-visual-score Notations, to be soundtracked by a unique combination of leading improvising artists at each event.
Notations has been created by Vicki from hundreds of different film clips, where the content conceptually or literally portrays different kinds of ‘gestures’ or ‘instructions’ to be read by the improvising artists on stage as a visual score.
This marks a return to working with improvised audio and video, both on radio and in front of an audience. Between 1996-2003 Vicki performed both solo and with Jon Leidecker (Wobbly), Matt Wand (Stock, Hausen and Walkman), Matmos, members of Negativland and Kenneth Goldsmith.
To soundtrack Notations, an impressive international cast of improvisers has been recruited and, as each show features a different combination of artists, every performance will be completely unique. The artists involved are Bill Orcutt, Rhodri Davies, M.C. Schmidt (Matmos), Philip Jeck, Jaap Blonk, Steve Noble, Wobbly, Mark Sanders, Tomomi Adachi, Yoni Silver and Jennifer Walshe.
Each event will also begin with an audiovisual performance by People Like Us of Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another), which places similar but emerging subject matter side by side to construct the narrative, a story emerging as a sum of the preceding parts yet digressing on a tangent. All actions have consequences, and here we see them played out, to wondrous and catastrophic effect!
Oct 31 - NEWCASTLE
BILL ORCUTT / RHODRI DAVIES / MARK SANDERS
+ BILL ORCUTT SOLO SET
Star & Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, NE1 2NP
Nov 14 - MANCHESTER
M.C. SCHMIDT / WOBBLY / JENNIFER WALSHE
Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB
Nov 15 - SHEFFIELD - CANCELLED
M.C. SCHMIDT / WOBBLY / YONI SILVER
Nov 16 - LEEDS
M.C. SCHMIDT / WOBBLY / TOMOMI ADACHI
Hyde Park Picture House, Brudenell Road, LS6 1JD
Nov 29 – LONDON
JAAP BLONK / PHILIP JECK
18-22 Ashwin Street
Nov 30 - BRISTOL
JAAP BLONK / PHILIP JECK / STEVE NOBLE
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA