CONTACT: INTERVALS – SOPHIE CLEMENTS, TIM PARKINSON & SIMON PAYNE
Thursday 11 May 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | First Act: 8pm
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Tickets: £10 Advance / £12 OTD https://link.dice.fm/f8417376a365
A programme of new and recent experimental single-screen and expanded video works by Sophie Clements and Simon Payne, alongside new music by the composer Tim Parkinson, performed by the GBSR Duo.
Sophie Clements’ work is characterised by an attempt to capture elusive moments involving objects affected by gravity, changing light conditions, wind and rain. Carefully composed framings and highly edited sequences reveal chance arrangements.
Simon Payne’s abstract video works are predominantly orientated around bold graphic forms and structured patterns that produce unexpected colour combinations and conflicting planes. The systems that underpin his videos involve the entirety of the screen and every edge.
Tim Parkinson’s music exhibits a collage approach, often juxtaposing the sounds of found objects, various kinds of musical material, or snippets of speech: ‘What I want is a large and unforeseen diversity of pitches and intervals – randomness, patterns, shapes’.
Warning: Some performances might use strobes and/or flashing lights.
Edges: Waves,Simon Payne (2018, 6 mins)
Untitled 2021b (for piano), Tim Parkinson, performed by the composer
On Letting Things Be (An Exercise), Sophie Clements (2020, 2 mins)
Vice Versa Et Cetera, Simon Payne (2010, 10mins)
Sea/Frame (work in progress), Sophie Clements, with live sound by James Woodrow (12 mins)
There, After, Sophie Clements (2011, 5 mins)
Intervals, Simon Payne (2023, 10 min, two-screen)
Snow/Face (work in progress),Sophie Clements,withsound by Romain Arnette (8 mins, two-screen)
Project 9000(for piano, percussion and audio track), Tim Parkinson, performed by GBSR Duo
Tim Parkinson with GBSR Duo
Sophie Clements is a video and installation artist. Her work ranges from solo gallery works to large-scale installations, set design and projections in collaboration with experimental composers and musicians. Sophie’s work is shown in galleries and concert venues internationally. She is a visiting tutor at The Royal College of Art, University of the Arts London and The Guildhall School of Music. She won the Jerwood Moving Image award in 2008.
Simon Payne’s work has shown in numerous art galleries, cinemas and film festivals internationally. He recently edited a posthumous publication by A.L. Rees entitled Fields of View and is currently writing the book Experimental Cinema: Systems, Structures and Strategies, which will be published by the BFI. He has been programming Contact events with Andrew Vallance since 2013. Simon is also an Associate Professor of Film and Media at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Tim Parkinson is a British experimental composer and pianist. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles including Apartment House, the Basel Sinfonietta and the London Sinfonietta, and soloists including Anton Lukoszevieze and Rhodri Davies. It has been broadcast on Radio 3, Resonance FM, WDR3 (Germany) and Radio SRF 2 Kultur (Switzerland). He is co-curator (alongside John Lely) of the concert series Music We’d Like to Hear, which has run since 2005.
GBSR Duo – George Barton (percussion) and Siwan Rhys (piano) – combines two of the UK’s finest young contemporary chamber musicians. The duo has built its reputation on a combination of exceptional interpretations of the existing piano-percussion repertoire, committed performances of ambitious new commissions, and inventive collaborations.
James Woodrow trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, and very quickly became established as one of the country’s leading contemporary classical and electric guitarists, beginning with performances of works such as Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint with the Rambert Dance Company, and in Boulez “Le Marteau sans Maitre”.
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