walking in air in 2022

Will’s collaboration with Emmanuelle Waeckerlé progresses. The two have led three Walking in Air events in 2022. These were at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft (with Carol Watts and Ryoko Akama), Folkestone Fringe (with Sophie Stone, Maureen Wolloshin and others) and the centre de livres d’artiste, near Limoges (with Antoine Beuger, Stefan Thut, Marianne Schuppe and others). A co-authored article on Will and Emmanuelle’s first walks appears in Performance Research 26: 7. Will’s co-presentation with CAConrad, hosted by Nottingham’s Five Bodies gallery, is on YouTube.

selvageflame on bandcamp

Will now has a Bandcamp page: There you will find two 2022 releases: Inoculate Me (three collaborations with Carol Watts) and After Black Pond (a composition made in response to Allen Fisher’s Black Pond 8.


Will organised and performed in a realisation of Christian Wolff’s 1971 score ‘Sticks’ (a companion piece to his earlier ‘Stones’) for Royal Holloway’s Poetics Research Centre. This was performed at a Cop26 Forum event at Royal Holloway, University of London on 10 November 2021. Also performing were Redell Olsen, Karenjit Sandhu, Briony Hughes, Beth Mitchell and Caroline Harris.

Walking in Air de chez soi

Will and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé undertook the second of their Walking in Air activities in September 2021. In ‘Walking in Air de chez soi’ they were joined by Stefan Thut, Carol Watts, Leni Dipple, Sylvia Schimag, and Marianne Schuppe. Each participant walked independently and then participated in a online discussion. The event will be documented by the Centre de Livres d’Artiste.

Walking in Air

Will and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé inaugurated their Walking in Air project on 7 January 2021. Will walked in Battersea Park, and Emmanuelle walked in Thornton Heath. The project brings the thinking of Tim Ingold, Luce Irigaray and others together at the intersection of elemental aesthetics, practice based research and poetics. Some recordings are available. An article in Performance Research is forthcoming.


Will’s pipe organ piece ‘Lubender’, recorded in a former Methodist chapel, was featured in Jon Abbey’s excellent Amplify 2020 online festival, which has just concluded. The track is available for streaming and download on Bandcamp.

Trichromatic Moiré released

Trichromatic Moiré, a double CD featuring interpretations of a graphic score by Thomas Martin Nutt is released by Sonic Arts Unit (Saru) at Oxford Brookes. Contributors include Tetuzi Akiyama, Harriet Butler, Sarah Hennies, Ryu Hankil, Ko Ishikawa, David Lacey, Sally Ann McIntyre, Will Montgomery, Joseph
Clayton Mills, Shirley Pegna, Rie Nakajima & Marie Roux, Samuel Rodgers, Lo Wie, and Keiko Yamamoto. Will’s contribution is built from recordings made over several months from a bench in a London park.

Waeckerlé/ Beuger Oto recordings

Recordings of the two events co-organised by Will and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé at Café Oto in February 2018 are available on SoundCloud and Vimeo:

Compositions by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, 22 February, Café Oto


Performed by Antoine Beuger (voice), John Eyles (voice), Alex Mah (voice), Artur Vidal (voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar, ebow), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (ektarat)


Performed by Antoine Beuger(voice), John Eyles (voice), Petri Huurinainen (acoustic guitar, ebow), Will Montgomery (melodica), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice)

(Story Of) by Antoine Beuger(flute), Will Montgomery (feedback), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice)

Compositions by Antoine Beuger, 23 February, Café Oto

…of being numerous

Performed by Antoine Beuger (flute, voice, varia), John Eyles (twigs, paper, paper clips, stones), Petri Huurinainen (guitar, bow, enow), Alex Mah (harmonica, paper clips, twigs, stones, voice), Will Montgomery (transcriber machine, stones, voice, pen, notebook, paper), Artur Vidal (leaves, paper, saxophone, stones) and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé (clay whistle, ektarat, voice, stones)

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Performed by Antoine Beuger (whistling)

All audio recorded by Café Oto, and mixed and edited by Emmanuelle Waeckerlé


Two evenings of performances of text-based scores by Antoine Beuger and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, realised by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Sarah Hughes, Petri Huurinainen, Charlotte Keefe, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. Events curated by Will and Emmanuelle.

Café Oto, 22 and 23 February 2018, 7.30pm.

Antoine, Will and Emmanuelle appeared on Resonance FM’s Sound Out show on 20 February. Audio  here.


James Saunders – Location Composite #1

Video documentation of this 2013 performance at the Hansard Gallery, Southampton, by Will Montgomery, Dominic Lash, Sarah Hughes, Seth Cooke and David Stent is here.

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