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Cut & Splice: From the Seven Days [uk London]

sevendays.jpgCut & Splice: From the Seven Days :: October 24-25, 2008 :: Wilton’s Music Hall, London, E1 8JB.

Sonic Arts Network and BBC Radio 3 present a two day festival based around Stockhausen’s “Aus den Sieben Tagen” (From the Seven Days) — an instructional score, made up of 14 pieces. Cut & Splice: From the Seven Days brings together some of the world’s leading contemporary avant-garde musicians for a unique and ground-breaking interpretation of one of Stockhausen’s most controversial works. Featuring over 20 performers, installations and a four day durational piece (see below), the festival is set in one of London’s most atmospheric spaces, Wilton’s Music Hall, the oldest grand music hall in the world.

Under the Artistic direction of Anton Lukoszevieze performers will include David Behrman, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Reinhold Friedl, Frank Gratkowski, Robin Hayward, Apartment House, Seth Josel, Aleks Kolkowski, Phil Minton, Maja Ratkje, Twentytwentyone, Mark Wastell, Marc Weiser, Nikos Veliotis and Michael Vorfeld.

Cut & Splice: From the Seven Days began today with Gold Dust:

live completely alone for four days
without food
in complete silence, without much movement
sleep as little as necessary
think as little as possible…

Gold Dust requires two performers (Matthew Lee Knowles and Neil Luck) to be isolated in adjacent hotel rooms for 4 days. On the 4th day, in the evening, they leave and go directly to Wilton’s Music Hall and play together. They may not eat food for the duration of this event, but may have only liquid sustenance. They must have no contact with the outside world. They are required to maintain an online blog, writing of their experiences of this process, to serve as a real-time document of the work.

Cut & Splice is the UK’s premier annual festival of radical music and sound art, co-produced by Sonic Arts Network and BBC Radio 3.


Oct 21, 2008
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