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 events present original and non-original pieces by the collective, involving many of the artists that have taken part to the previous editions, as well as those with whom the collective has organically developed a form of a creative community. A mutual exchange is at the core of the project; cultural and artistic displacement is what the collective investigates.

15th March 2019 / Cafe OTO / London

art council


Mirco Mencacci

Puccini e La Fanciulla (audio excerpt from the film) / 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.


George Finlay Ramsay (foto)

Alina Dolgin 

©ph. Francesco Mussida

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)

©ph. Francesco Mussida

Coby Sey (solo) + Olivia Salvadori (acousmatic)

An Invisible Ode / fragments 1/5

(2019, TQS commission)

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.

©ph. Francesco Mussida


Rebecca Salvadori

Empathy / video

(2019, TQS commission)

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).

©ph. Francesco Mussida 

Sandro Mussida

Lumen I, for solo piano

(2019, TQS commission)

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.

©ph. Francesco Mussida

a project by:

TQS Collective


co-produced with: 

Thirty Three Thirty Three

generously supported by:

Roberto Lombardi 

Istituto Italiano Di Cultura Londra

Art Council England / National Lottery Fund


Inverted Audio

How To Become A Cult Leader


production partner

Cafe OTO