TQSV / Exercises On Displacement 3/5
Exercises on Displacement 3/5 is the third of a series of five events to be held in London over the course of 2019, in five different venues.
Musica per Tiorba e Computer, live set
for audio samples and baroque theorbo
- elisa la marca, theorbo
- sandro mussida, sound
An Invisible Ode, 3/5
video (silent, 10′)
Parallelling#2, performance/ installation with
- Justin f.Kennedy, performance
- Isabella Carreras, costume design
- Will Guthrie, drums
- Jan Hendrickse, flutes
- Mark Fell, sound
Composer, producer, cellist. His work investigates the relationships between tradition and innovation in music, active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. Mussida’s latest works involve historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems and its perception by the western, standardized ear (EEEOOOSSS, music on three tuning systems, for electric guitar, bass clarinet and cello samples, 2019). On the intersection between acoustical/classical, electric and electronic fields, he writes for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments, electronics. His work is published by Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworms, Blume Editions, Metrica, Soave Records. He performed internationally in venues such as Serralves Museum, Porto, Kremlin Theatre, Moscow; CCA Glasgow; Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul; Donizetti Opera Theatre, Bergamo; Gorki Theatre, Berlin; Cafe OTO, London; St.Mark Church, New York; Triennale Museum, Milan; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice; Botanical Gardens, Rome; Regent Theatre, Toronto. He lives and works between London and Tuscany.
Elisa La Marca
Elisa La Marca is a lutist and theorbo player from Milan. She collaborates with lead Italian baroque ensembles and orchestras like the Accademia dell’Annunciata, Il Canto di Orfeo, Laboratorio ‘600, Il Continuo, the Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino, Dso String Chamber Orchestra di Dubrovnik, i Pomeriggi Musicali, working with prestigious directors and soloists like Ottavio Dantone, Gianluca Capuano, Stefano Montanari, Dimitry Sinkovsky, Giuliano Carmignola, Mario Brunello. Elisa performed Festivals worldwide, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Auditorium Lanzhou, MiTo Settembre Musica Musica, Copenhagen Lute Festival, Early Music Festival Stockholm, Korkyra Baroque Festival Croatia, Sala Cecilia Meireles Rio de Janeiro, Auditorium Parco della Musica Rome, Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, Cantar di Pietre Switzerland, National Theater Mannheim, to name just few. Studies at the Conservatorio di Milano, Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena, Hochschule fuer Musik a Freiburg, l’Istituto “F. Vittadini” Pavia, Hochschule fur Musik di Trossingen. Elisa co-founded the Quartetto di Liuti da Milano, an ensemble dedicated to the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque repertoire.
Justin F. Kennedy
Justin Kennedy is a dance artist from St. Croix, Virgin Islands. He studied Dance & Ethnic Studies at Wesleyan University and Choreography at HZT Berlin. He leads workshops about trance dance and science fiction opera and has performed intimately with and for many artists including Mark Fell, Tino Sehgal, Ligia Lewis, Jeremy Shaw, Adam Linder, Peaches, Faustin Linyekula, and Wu Tsang. He facilitates the annual lab, ‘Alive … & then Some’ with Emma Howes in an opera house in Porto.
Mark Fell is a Rotherham based electronic musician, multidisciplinary artist and producer whose work challenges the boundaries between dance music and academic computer music practices. Having studied experimental film and video at Sheffield’s Psalter Lane art school at the onset of the city’s techno era (circa 1990), Fell’s approach is equally grounded in the theory and practice of experimental film, radical philosophy and the electronic music subcultures surrounding house and techno. Since his early genre-defining explorations of minimal techno with Mat Steel as SND in the late ’90s, Fell’s practice moved into a period of complex dynamic works such as Multistability (Raster-Noton, 2011), and more recently into explorations of the interplay between algorithmic systems and acoustic performance, typically including choreographic and text-based elements. Widely acknowledged for his unique contributions to electronic music and sound art, Fell’s distinctive work has been presented at a vast array of institutions around the world.
Isabella Carreras is a visual artist based in Sheffield and produces socially engaged art projects such as Pavilion’s Art School for Rebel Girls (2018-2020). Isabella has designed costumes for artist and curator Mark Fell and music producer Harry Wright from punk techno duo Giant Swan. She is currently working with Gunnersbury Park Museum, Pavilion, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and recently took part in a residency at Jatiwangi Art Factory (ID) as part of the West Java West Yorkshire Cooperative Movement.
Jan Hendrickse is an improviser and composer. He has been an artist-in-residence at ACME studios and at John Jones Project Space creating installations for galleries and outdoor spaces. As a performer, he specialises in a range of wind instruments. He has travelled widely, researching playing techniques from all over the world as well as making and adapting instruments for various performance situations. He has performed or collaborated with a diverse range of artists including Ornette Coleman, Howard Shore, Nitin Sawhney, David Toop, Rhodri Davies, Mark Fell and several leading orchestras and ensembles. His playing also features on a large number of film scores including The Lord of The Rings, The Passion of the Christ, Narnia, Apocalypto and many others. He is a co-founder of New Music Incubator, an international professional development residency. He studied at the Royal College of Music, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and has an MA in Sound Art from University of the Arts London (LCC). He was the presenter of the BBC Internet broadcast journey which researched music and culture in Central Asia in the post-soviet period and is currently working on a PhD in composition.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer/percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics. He plays solo and in various projects such as The Ames Room, Elwood & Guthrie & The Sommes Ensemble. Guthrie has released over 50 Albums, as both soloist and in collaboration, on labels such as his own Antboy Music, and also Black Truffle, Editions Mego, Gaffer Records, Ideal, Ipacac and Clean Feed. He has performed at countless venues and festivals all over the world including Lieu Unique (Nantes), Cafe Oto (London), Berghain (Berlin), Super Deluxe (Tokyo), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht), Meta House (Phnom Penh), MONA FONA (Hobart), Suoni Per Il Popolo (Montreal), Lampo (Chicago), Oct Loft Jazz Happening (Shenzhen) and the Geometry Of Now (Moscow). Regular collaborators past and present include Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Mark Fell, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Pateras, Chulki Hong, Jérôme Noetinger, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Ava Mendoza, the filmmaker Hangjun Lee and choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen.
Olivia Salvadori is a classically-trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Recent collaborations include artist Grace Swindt (Garage Gallery, Rotterdam, 2018; Performance Art Biennial, Brussels, Institute Of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath 2016), London producer Coby Sey (Cafe Oto, London, 2019; Assab One Gallery Milan, 2018, Botanical Gardens Rome, 2017), Mark Fell (TQS Capalbio, 2016; Seven Fact In Logical Space, Serralves Museum, 2018). Olivia is currently performing the Hong theatrical production Songs Of Portrait, by Orleanproject with Kunqu artist – Yang Yang from China and female Noh artist – Hikaru Uzawa from Japan. With Sandro Mussida and sister Rebecca Salvadori co-founded collective Tutto Questo Sentire (All These Feelings / TQS) in 2014.
In Rebecca Salvadori’s new video “Empathy” the author removes the sound completely, immersing the viewer in a deep space of silence. Silence is like another dimension that gives birth to personal empathy for everyone. Four scenes with close-ups of friends shot by Salvadori describe her empathy towards these people. Displaying their replicas in subtitles, the author creates or re-invents the existence of silence and speech. A close scrutinization at the faces of the characters, the silent movement of their lips, the effect of slow-motion alienates the cinematic texture of the video, capturing the inner world, their thoughts. We clearly felt the presence of the author in the video, her very personal relationship with these people. The audience becomes unwitting witnesses of the free-hearted conversation, phrases cut out of the context, words, movements give the opportunity to think up and feel up what is happening. Sincere behaviour of the characters combined with the extra close-ups and the lack of sound create an intangible space, a space of emotions, estrangement feeling of being.
a project by:
generously supported by:
Istituto Italiano Di Cultura Londra
Art Council England / National Lottery Fund