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‘Thames Water Live’ issued on Every Contact Leaves a Trace

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A live performance of Thames Water, recorded at a Bang the Bore gig in Southampton in 2012, has been issued as a CDR and download on the new label Every Contact Leaves a Trace. The piece is paired with a solo bass performance by Dominic Lash.

“Scenes come and go, here overtly aqueous, there less so, all of the time a joy to the ears. Montgomery has a fine way of coaxing endlessly rich and fascinating activity from his sources.” (Brian Olewnick)


Earshots

Will performs on a bill that includes Seymour Wright earshots2-A4and Alan Wilkinson (alto sax duet) and keyboardist Pat Thomas. Earshots is a new series that programmes improv alongside work that uses field recordings. Will will present a piece made in response to two scores by Manfred Werder. Earshots, Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street, London E2 8JD; Saturday 5 October, 7.15pm.


2 willow road

show and tell flyerWill presents a live version of Heygate (Winds Measure WM25) and discusses the work at 2 Willow Road, the former home of architect Ernö Goldfinger. Also appearing are Charlie Warde, whose exhibition in the venue explores Goldfinger’s blueprint for the modern home; Tom Cordell, director of Utopia London; and photographer Simon Terrill, whose Balfron Project is based on Goldfinger’s  East London landmark. The event is held 2 Willow Road, London NW3 1TH on Thursday 19 September. Booking details here.


Manfred Werder 2005(1), actualised by Will Montgomery for Another Timbre

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Will’s actualisation of Manfred Werder’s celebrated composition 2005 (1) has been posted on the Another Timbre website as part of a series of versions of the piece. There’s also an interview with Werder.


forest memory

Material from Will’s collaborative project with Carol Watts, T.R.E.E., will form part of an exhibition curated by Amy Cutler in June. Forest Memory will be in the belfry of St John in Bethnal Green. Details of the project are on its Kickstarter page.


displacement activity

On Saturday 15 June Will performs at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. The event, Displacement Activity, is organised by Bang the Bore to coincide with the gallery’s Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt exhibition. Also performing are Neil Chapman, Seth Cooke, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash and David Stent. Will will realise two recent scores by Manfred Werder.


amid the ruins

On 25 April Will performs at the Daniel Blau gallery in London. The event, ‘Amid the Ruins‘, launches a new performance series. Also on the bill are the poets Sophie Robinson, Jennifer Cooke and Adrian Clarke.

Daniel Blau Gallery, 51 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, 7pm. Free entry.


upcoming events

Live appearances in the coming months:
• presentation of new work, with Carol Watts, at Birkbeck’s //VOX//XOV// event in London on Thursday 4 April
• a performance at the Daniel Blau gallery in London on Thursday 25 April
• Bang the Bore live show to accompany the Robert Smithson/ Nancy Holt exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, Saturday, 15 June

Details to follow soon.


Heygate on YouTube

The audiovisual version of Will’s Heygate piece, used in presentations at the South Bank Centre, Royal Academy and RADA, streams in HD here.


BasicFM broadcasts Albanian polyphony

Net radio station BasicFM’s broadcast of Will’s 1990s recording of an Albanian
polyphonic choir is here.

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