Two lauded soloists from the London Sinfonietta appear as part of the first joint production between the legendary Sinfonietta and Kammer Klang. Double bassist Enno Senft performs an acoustic interpretation of Darboven’s Opus 17a, whilst flaustist Michael Cox performs rarely heard Baroque and modern repertoire for solo flute (and, occasionally, electronics), by Georg Philipp Telemann, Samantha Fernando, KaijaSaariaho and Brian Ferneyhough.
Opus17aSlimeVariation#11 is part of an ongoing series by Roc Jiménez de Cisnerosand Stephen Sharp (who, as EVOL, make mentasmic computer music and deformed rave objects) have played and recorded taking the German artist Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a as a starting point. In 2014, 30 years after Darboven’s piece was written, they collaborated with the British artist and programmer Guy Birkin to crack and transcribe the score (hundreds of pages long, written in the form of mathematical poems), in order to use it and abuse it in their own way. Since then, they have produced a number of versions of the piece – for drum machine, for computer, for carillon, for laser and UV paint – extending their mutant techno aesthetics, while at the same time paying tribute to Darboven’s maddening score.
FRESH KLANG EWA JUSTKA
Ewa Justka, a Polish noise artist currently studying at Goldsmiths, explores the materiality of objects as well as vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: various micro- and macro-environments and the relations between them), as well as modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installations, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating.