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Resonant Frequencies 5th - 8th Nov 2009 [part of sound 209]

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Resonant Frequencies, a weekend of experimental music curated by Bill ThompsonPart of sound, north east scotland's festival of new musicThursday 5 November to Sunday 8 November 2009 "The relationship between live electronics and percussion has a long history, stretching back to the early work of John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, David Tudor, and Max Neuhaus to name just a few. In many of their works they chose to focus on the timbral qualities as much as the rhythmic aspects of percussion, extending this with the use of found objects, prepared instruments, and live electronics. Each of the artists featured in Resonant Frequencies - Mark Wastell, Burkhard Beins, Will Guthrie, and Bill Thompson - explores a similar territory in their own practice. In a series of solos, duets and a final quartet, this crossover between percussion and live electronics is fully explored as the artists improvise in various combinations during the week." Bill Thompson Thursday 5 November 8pmBurkhard Beins and Bill ThompsonPerforming solo and duo with a variety of percussion, found objects and live electronics.Suttie Centre, University of AberdeenFree Friday 6 November 7.30pmMark Wastell and Will GuthriePerforming solo and duo in the beautiful lens gallery of the Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum.Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, Fraserburgh7, 5 students, under 18 and jobseekers(There will be a free bus available from Aberdeen, email info@sound-scotland.co.uk) Saturday 7 November 8pmBurkhard Beins, Will Guthrie, Bill Thompson and Mark WastellSupport James WynessGiving the UK premire of Bill Thompsons Gates, these four musicians explore the intersection of live electronics, percussion, improvisation, and composition. citymoves studio, Aberdeen7, 5 students, under 18 and jobseekers Sunday 8 November 10.30am 4.30pmResonant Frequencies: Connect10.30am: Richard Barrett will discuss his work with the ensemble fORCH, many of his compositional strategies used with the group and demonstrate his computer instrumentation.1.30pm: Burkhard Beins will lead a workshop on Open Improvisation and Graphic Notation and will introduce and discuss the sign system of adapt/oppose. (Book at info@sound-scotland.co.uk)MacRobert Building, University of AberdeenFree Sunday 8 November 7pmfORCHfORCH is a new kind of contemporary music orchestra whose combination of "pure" improvised music and composed frameworks doesnt recognise a hierarchy between composer and performers. fORCH is an expansion of Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayers electroacoustic duo FURT including Phil Minton and Ute Wassermann (voices), John Butcher (saxophones), Paul Lovens (percussion), Rhodri Davies (celtic and concert harps), and Aleksander Kolkowski (viola). The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen7, 5 students, under 18 and jobseekers Tickets available at Aberdeen Box Office 01224 641122 A Resonant Frequencies weekend ticket will be available, allowing entrance to all events: 15, 9 students and under 18. For more information, visit www.sound-scotland.co.ukIn association with imp, The Burning Harpsichord Series, The SKinny and Cafe Drummonds.

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