TQSV / Exercises On Displacement 2/5
Exercises on Displacement 2/5 is the second of a series of five events to be held in London over the course of 2019, in five different venues.
The event presents 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.
The Heath² @The Forge Building, London
George Finlay Ramsay
Volcano Lover, performance
As an active player and curators of new music, Lucy Railton has appeared on countless recordings and collaborations with many important figures in contemporary music over the last few years. Railton’s solo debut -Paradise 94 continues her investigations into the acoustic and synthesised capacities of her instrument, merging cello with archival recordings that journey through layers of musique concrète, sampled organ, euphoric synths, industrial noise, and speech. Photo courtesy of #georgenebieridze
Rebecca Salvadori / Leah Walker
Rebecca Salvadori + Leah Walker Footage is a reclamation of video + music fragments made individually by artists Rebecca Salvadori and Leah Walker. Performed side by side, in an audio-visual game of call and response, Footage is a LIVE AV set creating a dialogue between extremely diverse video materials. The audience is encouraged to find its own narrative and the sound/footage combinations are never the same.
Francesco Fabris / Olivia Salvadori
An Invisible Ode 2/5, audio+lights, acousmatic
Olivia Salvadori is a classically-trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Her works involved diverse collaborations. Amongst the others Salvadori performed with UK producer Coby Sey, (Heat Baptism Church, London, 2018; Assab One Gallery, Milan, 2017; TQSIV, Rome 2017), Kunqu artist Yang Yang from China and female Noh artist Hikaru Uzawa from Japan (Hong Kong City Hall, 2018), Mark Fell (Serralves Museum, Porto, 2018; Madeira, 2017), Sandro Mussida (Sony Classical Italy, 2016), Kid Millions (US), Botanical Garden, Rome, 2017; artist Grace Schwindt (Garage Gallery, Rotterdam, 2018; Performance Art Biennial, Brussels, 2017; Institute Of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath 2016)
Songwriter, producer, and MC Brother May is more than just a multi-disciplinary artist. Though May’s always been a singular artist in his own right, much of his early work was created in partnership with experimental polymath Mica Levi, a respected composer, producer and musician with whom May has worked closely throughout his career. Their collaborative EP May and Meeks, released in 2016, saw the pair fuse their talents to produce five tracks that defied categorisation while acting as the inaugural release for CURL Recordings, a London-based imprint that’s now developed into a tight-knit collective made up of Mica, May and Coby Sey… Since stepping into the studio in 2010 to record the Chopped and Screwed Mixtape alongside Micachu & The Shapes and The London Sinfonietta, Brother May has worked with a varied cast of sonic pioneers, including Joe Goddard of Hot Chip, Matthew Herbert, Ben Vince, Kwes and Tirzah, while supporting visionary artists such as Arca and Mount Kimbie at sold-out London dates.
Ciro Longobardi / Simone Beneventi
play Musica Per Due Pianoforti e Percussioni, for two pianos one quarter-tone apart and percussions, Sandro Mussida (UK premiere)
The piece was a TQS 2017 commission. Italian premiere happened in Rome, Botanical Gardens, Sept. 7th 2017.
Ciro Longobardi, two pianos
Simone Beneventi, percussions, 12 cowbells, 6 Thai gongs, metal cup, log drums
Longobardi is a classical pianist. prize winner; best pianist at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam and at the 37th Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Longobardi works with some prominent figures on the international contemporary classical music scene. Coup De Coeur De Radio France and the special prize of the critics for the best Italian classical/instrumental production in 2011.
Beneventi is a classical percussionist; he plays as a solo and/or ensemble performer with international groups and orchestras, such as Klangforum Wien, Neue Vocalsolisten, Algoritmo, Barcelona 216, Contempoart Ensemble, Repertorio Zero, Sentieri Selvaggi. having many pieces commissioned, he was awarded with Repertorio Zero at the Biennale di Venezia with the ‘silver lion’.
a project by:
generously supported by:
Istituto Italiano Di Cultura Londra
Art Council England / National Lottery Fund