Films and Music: John Tilbury / Jayne Parker / Anton Lukoszevieze
Thursday 30th April 2015, 8pm, Cafe Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
Film … but the clouds…
Jayne Parker and John Tilbury (2009) 15’
A play for television, written by Samuel Beckett in 1976, here performed by John Tilbury and Tina Jones. Directed, filmed and edited by Jayne Parker.
Music John Tilbury - Piano
Improvisations on … but the clouds … and three late poems by Samuel Beckett (30’)
Films by Jayne Parker
Projection 1 (2000) 6'
Morton Feldman's Projection 1 (1950) for solo cello, twice through.
Blues in B-flat (2008) 8'
Blues in B-flat was composed by Volker Heyn in 1981. The film opens in a music repair shop where we see the filmmaker and the interior of a 'cello - the space where music resonates.
Linear Construction (2008) 5'
From a trilogy of films shot amongst the artworks at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Here the composition is Récitation (1980) by Georges Aperghis, which requires the cellist to tap the strings with his left hand while speaking phonemes based around the word 'violoncelle'.
Arc (2008) 7'
The third film from the Kettle’s Yard trilogy. The music is Raimondas Rumsas (2002) composed by Crane for A.L. to play with his Bach-Bogen, a curved bow capable of playing up to four strings at once.
Music Anton Lukoszevieze - Cello
Susan's Purple Christopher Fox (2005) 5’
Sensitivo, per arco solo Sylvano Bussotti (1959) 7’
The Harmonics of Real Strings John Lely (2006) 12’
Oscillum for cello and tape (2008) Egidija Medekšaitė 11’
Music John Tilbury and Anton Lukoszevieze
Durations 2 Morton Feldman (1960) 5’
John Tilbury is renowned for his peerless interpretation of the piano music of Morton Feldman, John Cage, Christian Wolff and Howard Skempton. In addition to the performances and seminal recordings that he has made of these composers’ works, he has been an eloquent advocate of their music in his writing and speaking about them. The same is true of the attention he has paid to the music and ideas of Cornelius Cardew, the subject of his authoritative biography published in 2008, and with whom he played in the legendary improvisation groups the Scratch Orchestra and AMM. In the last ten years John Tilbury has performed a range of plays and prose pieces by Samuel Beckett.
Jayne Parker is an artist and filmmaker whose work has been widely shown, in major art institutions, on television and in film and music festivals. Her early films, often centred on her own performances to camera, involve an associative and quasi-symbolic approach to framing and montage. More recent works take the performance of music as their primary subject and she has made many works with cellist Anton Lukoszevieze and pianist Katharina Wolpe. In 2008 the British Film Institute released a DVD compilation of her film works in their British Artists' Film series. Her films are distributed by LUX () and she teaches at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she is Head of Graduate Fine Art Media.
Anton Lukoszevieze is one of the most diverse artists of his generation and is notable for his performances of avant-garde, experimental and improvised music. He has given concerts at numerous international festivals throughout Europe and the USA (Maerzmusik, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, GAS, Transart, Ultima, Issue Project Space, NYC) and has premiered and commissioned new works for cello by a multitude of contemporary composers, including: Christopher Fox, Gerhard Staebler, Amnon Wolman, Kunsu Shim, Laurence Crane, Richard Ayres and Phill Niblock. He is the founder and director of the group Apartment House, who in 2012 received the Royal Philharmonic Society award for outstanding contribution to Chamber Music and Song.