October 3rd, 2013 |  Published in Blog

James Saunders' Location Composite#1 performed by Seth Cooke, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, Will Montgomery and David Stent
James Saunders’ Location Composite #1 performed at Displacement Activity

Wednesday 9th October 2013
18:30 to 21:00
The Arnolfini, Dark Studio, Bristol

Several 2nds’ second event focuses on the text scores of James Saunders. There will be a group discussion followed by short open rehearsals leading to performances, intended to offer insight into Saunders’ work and an introduction to text and open forms of composition. You are invited to join in with some of the performance pieces – just turn up with scissors, pencils and a selection of sound making objects – such as acoustic musical instruments and percussion or anything else that can make sound (if you need amplification please provide your own small amp or powered speaker).

James Saunders is a composer who performs in the duo Parkinson Saunders and with Apartment House. He is Professor of Music at Bath Spa University and co-authored and edited Word Events: Perspectives on Verbal Notation which examines the history and practice of text composition. In this Several 2nds event James will present and discuss some of his recent open form compositions, offering insights into how the pieces operate through open rehearsal and performances by an ensemble of Bristol based experimental musicians.

Several 2nds is a new series of events that brings together key contributors to the ever growing Bristol experimental/out/improvised music scenes, hosted by the Arnolfini. It includes concerts, discussions, screenings and practical sessions exploring composition, documentation and improvisation. Occurring each 2nd Wednesday of the month, it is open to all, and hopes to foster access, insight and engagement.

Brought to you by: Amalgam, Arnolfini, Bang the Bore, Bath Spa University, Behaviour, Insignificant Variation, Shieldshaped

James Saunders’ Location Composite #1 performed at Displacement Activity

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