Galvanize and Fretwork Ensembles "Happenstance"


Galvanize and Fretwork Ensembles "Happenstance"

OPEN SITE 2017-2018



TitleGalvanize and Fretwork Ensembles "Happenstance"
OPEN SITE 2017-2018
Date2017.12.22(Fri) - 2017.12.24(Sun)
Admission12/22 JPY 1,500- / 12/23, 24 JPY 2,000- each
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Arts Program and Residency Division 

*This program has been canceled due to participants' personal reasons. (2017/10/05)

Galvanize & Fretwork ensembles come together for a project of new commissions, improvisations and cut-up explorations of music from renaissance to today. The project sees both ensembles sharing music and influences, and as combined forces with local improvising groups and audiences; with live art and installation, curated by Claire Orme. An album will bring arrangements and improvisations from both ensembles to realization, alongside the new commissions, exploring electro-acoustic voices from viols to electric guitar, with electronics, film and text. Building on Galvanize's previous interdisciplinary projects, which have included live art, new 'cut up' explorations of Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, alongside Stockhausen, Ryoko Akama and Christian Wolff text pieces, we will develop new commissions by composers Duncan MacLeod and Linda Buckley, in collaboration with Fretwork.


Galvanize and Fretwork ensembles

Galvanize and Fretwork ensembles explore new work for electro-acoustic ensemble, with medieval viols, electric guitar, raspberry pi sampling and Ableton Live. The project develops new partnerships between composers and performers internationally; open workshops, residencies, performances, offer student composers an opportunity to work collaboratively with a professional creative team, including artists and film makers.

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Galvanize and Fretwork Ensembles