Stefan Thut and Guests - IKLECTIK London / James Hockey Gallery Farnham
Thursday 11.04.19 - 7.30pm IKLECTIK London
With Angharad Davies (violin), Phil Durrant (mandolin), Laura Lee (guitar), Stefan Thut (cello), Artur Vidal (saxophone), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments), Yifeat Ziv (voice).
Wednesday 10.04.19 - 4.30pm James Hockey Gallery Farnham
With Chris Jones (guitar), Arusik Nanyan (guitar), Anna Menzies (cello), Stefan Thut (cello), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments).
What kind of sound emerges when certain materials and stringed objects are dragged on the floor? How about playing an instrument as a response to the sound perceived? two strings and three (2016) Related to the activity of dragging is bowing a string very slowly, as in between stagnation and movement and as a time frame for a melody to unfold. Stefan Thut is interested in processes and scores inviting both performers and audience to delve into a different world. His work often incorporates everyday material alongside traditional instruments. For him “music is directly linked to the sensual, if the sensual is taken in a literal meaning as the starting-point of perceiving music at all.”
Stefan’s work has been performed at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Kid Ailack Concert Hall Tokyo, Gez-21 Saint Petersburg, University of the Basque Country Bilbao, Lely Amsterdam, the Diapason Gallery, New York and at Säulenhalle Landhaus Solothurn, among other locations. His music and recordings have been released by Edition Wandelweiser Records, Another Timbre, Elsewhere, Intonema, INSUBrecords, Leerraum, to name a few.
The project is supported by UCA research fund, Tom Gillies, Bradley McGinty and Lisa Moore for the live streaming and recording.