Two evenings of performances of text based scores by Antoine Beuger and Emmanuelle Waeckerle, realised by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Sarah Hughes, Petri Huurinainen, Charlotte Keefe, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerle.
"Speak// if you can" brings together a composer, a writer and several interpreters of text scores. The evenings will explore the points of transformation and translation between text and sound. Antoine Beuger, a founder member of the Wandelweiser collective, has a long established interest in the crossovers between text scores and literary and philosophical texts. Earlier this year, his label released an acoustic rendering of The Story of O, as re-composed by UK-based interdisciplinary artist Emmanuelle Waeckerle. Taking the work of Waeckerle and Beuger as a starting point, the two evenings will present new configurations of voice and musical sound, building on George Oppen's injunction: "Speak// if you can".