concert,M-C Reber. Breath2019 with Marie Cecile Reber

Swiss composer and musician Marie-Cécile Reber is the fifth guest composer of a series of streamed concerts taking place at IKLECTIK in London and at UCA in Farnham, after Gildas Quartet (UK, Oct 2019), Marcus Kaiser (DE, May 2019), Stefan Thut (CH, April 2019), Jessica Aslan and Emma Lloyd (UK, March 2019).

This is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster.

Cinema G14 UCA Farnham 24/02/2020 4.30pm
Streamed from 4.15pm, (headphones recommended)

Iklektik London 25/02/2020 8.00pm

With James E Armstrong (ukulele), Gabrielle Hb (voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar), Marie Cécile Reber (electronics), Artur Vidal (saxophone) Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (voice, objects), Harry Whalley (Synths/Percussion), Yifeat Ziv (voice).

Four recent pieces will be performed by musicians drawn from the London experimental music scene as well as students and members of the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham.

Solo: a little story (2016-2020) Little acoustic stories developed through my listening to the world and collecting noises.

Breath (2019) The soft sound of breathing unfolds, spreads, travels and mixes with the wind.

Floating moment (2019) A moment in time is narrated through a precise written description of sonic and visual events, thus becoming a score that can be reproduced in musical form.

Approchoaches and Departure – Appearance and Disappearances (Pauline Oliveros 1994) the score provides each performer with a strategy for approaching or departing from a pitch of his or her own choosing.

“I deeply believe that there is an individual beauty that can be discovered in the deep listening of sound.”

Marie Cécile Reber works with field recording and electronic instruments to transform unusual and imperceptible sounds, mostly of Nature (insects, frogs, ants or worms) into pictorial soundscapes, live performances and site specific installations. At the heart of Reber’s working methods lies the subtle border between concrete noise and musical sounds, natural rhythms and composed ones.

The concert series, is a collaboration between bookRoom and the Audio Research Cluster at UCA Farnham, curated by Emmanuelle Waeckerle and Harrey Whalley, around their common research in extended, textual, visual, gestural and object scores and ways to integrate or experience technology in text/music/film/performances.