Standing in its own time

Co- Commissioned by Contrechamps and Kammer Klang and curated by Taylor Le Melle, Standing in its own time was an improvisation developed with the musicians from Abstruckt (UK) and Contrechamps (CH) 2018. 

The performance was developed from series of workshops in which we explored the ideas of time, perspective and scale in relation to listening to objects. Largely inspired by a quote taken from Russel Horan’s Riddley Walker, I wanted to explore what it means to listen to objects, and how we can attempt to alter our human perspective to listen in the time frame or at the scale or speed of the ‘other’.

In the performance sound was treated as a sculptural material used to construct encounters through hidden and imaginary landscapes evoked by drawings, directions, objects and scores.

The resulting improvised performance was for 4 Channels with microphones, hard drive, laptop, phone, handheld speakers, field recordings, objects, space and instruments.

Standing in its own time has been performed at:

Geneva’s Ice Bergues with musicians from Contrechamps: Beatrice Laplante (oboe), Thierry Debons (percussion), Simon Aeschimann (guitar), Sabine Akiko Ahrendt (violin) and David Poissonier (sound engineer). See pics above.

And at Cafe OTO, London in the 2nd show of Kammer Klang’s 2018-2019 season. Performed with Abstruckt ensemble Emma Arden, Elsa Bradley, Joseph Richards (percussion) and Beatrice Laplante (oboe).