Doopr 7:30 | performances 8pm | entry £6
Ute Kanngiesser is a German, London based cellist:
“For over 10 years, I have only played unscripted/improvised music. I have experimented with the sound of the cello, limiting myself to the alive material at hand: vast and complicated layers within the instrument and myself; and to let this music evolve continuously in relationship with others. It relates to the process of uncovering an endless multiplicity of coexisting sense perspectives. And it deals with the energy that this gives rise to. For me, it is the most exciting place to play music from.”
Most recent collaborations have been with Seymour Wright, Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Rie Nakajima, Jennifer Allum, John Butcher, Terry Day, Billy Steiger, Tom Wheatley, Paul Abbott, Guillaume Viltard, and Daniel Blumberg.
Seymour Wright – saxophonist, investigator, artist – lives in London. His practice is about the saxophone – music, history and technique – actual and potential; an on-going, rigorous and exhaustive exploration of the instrument. The energy of this learning is applied to various collaborations and contexts to access/share what he has called the ‘awkward wealth of investigation’. His work is documented on three widely acclaimed self-released collections Seymour Wright of Derby (2008), Seymour Writes Back (2015) and Is This Right? (2017).
His current collaborations include XT (with Paul Abbott), lll人 (with Daichi Yoshikawa and Paul Abbott), abaria (with Ute Kanngiesser), [Ahmed] (with Antonin Gerbal, Joel Grip and Pat Thomas), GUO (with Daniel Blumberg), S.T.E.P.S. (with Evie Ward), an on-going ‘quartet’ collaboration with Paul Abbott, Cara Tolmie and Will Holder, and, a trans-atlantic collaboration with Anne Guthrie.
Richard Scott is a viola player, composer and visual artist based in Birmingham with interests in pattern, liminality and varying modes of perception and control. His musical activities are split between improvising, contemporary scored music and playing traditional Scandinavian music on the fiddle.
Tapiwa Svosve’s (born 1995) interests move between improvisation, electroacoustic composition and contemporary music. From 2014 to 2017 he studied at the Zurich University of the Arts. Explorations of abstract sounds, the relations between sound and space and/or time are topics he’s always trying to address in his various projects. Furthermore he is also active as an organiser, f.e. the Gamut Kollektiv and the Taktlos Festival.
Richard and Tapiwa have been playing together since 2014 when they met in Leamington Spa’s Botanical Gardens. This will be the first time they are joined by Joe Wright.
Joe Wright is a saxophonist, improviser and researcher based in London. His current work focuses on how electronic systems can be used to change the performer-instrument relationship in improvised and collaborative music.