TQSV / Exercises On Displacement 1/5

Exercises on Displacement 1/5 is the first of a series of five events to be held in London over the course of 2019, in five different venues. The programme brings together more than 20 artists and ensembles: an international line-up of new commissions, performances and discussions around the theme of displacement.

15th March 2019 / Cafe OTO / London

Mirco Mencacci

Film Works / 5.1 surround audio

Mirco Mencacci is an Italian sound designer within the film, video art and music industry. He has designed, directed and supervised sound editing on over 400 movies involving directors such as Michelangelo Antonioni and Ferzan Ozpetek. Many of his film projects have premiered at major film festivals around the world, exhibited also at Guggenheim NYC, MOMA NYC, Pompidou in Paris, MAXXI Museum in Rome including Yuri Ancarani’s trilogy, Paolo Benvenuti’s “Puccini and the Girl” and Antonioni’s “Michelangelo Eye to Eye”. In occasion of TQSV Mencacci presents a set of audio works through a surround sound 5.1 audio system. The event is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute in London.

Paul Modler

reFlection / for surround sound system and motor controlled ultrasonic speakers

Paul Modler is a researcher, musician and composer of computer-oriented music. He is a full-time assistant and lecturer at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG), Germany. His interests are in multichannel spatialisation, music interaction, gesture recognition and gestural control of music and improvisation techniques.

Jan Hendrickse + Simon Allen + Sandro Mussida

Felt / for a trio, electronics, spatial sound

Felt is a supple solid product… an anti-fabric. It implies no separation of threads, no intertwining, only an entanglement of fibres obtained by fulling (for example, by rolling the block of fibres back and forth). What becomes entangled are the microscales of the fibres. An aggregate of intrication of this kind is in no way homogeneous: it is nevertheless smooth, and contrasts point by point with the space of fabric (it is in principle infinite, open, and unlimited in every direction; it has neither top nor bottom nor centre; it does not assign fixed and mobile elements but rather distributes a continuous variation).  Deleuze / Guattari – A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Simon Allen (percussions)

Sandro Mussida (cello)

Jan Hendrickse (flutes, feedback and electronics)


Coby Sey (solo) + Olivia Salvadori (acousmatic)

An Invisible Ode / fragments 1/5

Coby Sey, long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, recorded work spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melting recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia – as best evidenced on the Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham 10. For OTO, Sey will present a set based on the materials from the ongoing collaboration with experimental soprano and TQS founder Olivia Salvadori.



Rebecca Salvadori

Empathy / video

London-based video artist with a long experience of filming environments following a non-hierarchical/chronological layering and sequencing of audio to footage. Her film work, including ambiguous short documentaries, artists’ portraits, music videos and AV sets, is both highly personal and wilfully elusive. Throughout the years, Salvadori has accumulated an extensive video archive from which she creates assemblages.  This acts as the basis for filmic portraits of moments, people and environments. Her work has been shown at venues and festivals including Videodrome Paris (FR), III Point Festival Miami (US), Club to Club (IT), Macro Museum of Contemporary Art (IT), Barbican Art Center (UK), Festival of Film and Animation Olomouc (CZ), Festival IMAGES (CH), Crosstalk Video Art Festival (HU), David Lynch’s Silencio (FR), SCHNUCK­ Glaspalais (NL), Sophiensaele Theatre (DE).  

Sandro Mussida


Mussida is a London based composer & cellist whose work has been released through Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworms and others. He works closely with Mark Fell, London Contemporary Orchestra and many other artists and institutions. His work investigates the relationships between tradition and innovation in music, active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. His latest works involve historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems questioning its perception by the western, standardized ear.