An invitation to perform at Luxembourg’s premier new music festival rainy days gave us the possibility to put together a new group, adding Chris Cutler on drums and Børre Mølstad on toy tuba to our electronics.
We had played with Chris and Børre before in trios (documented here and here) but this quartet was a premiere. The giant stage of the Luxembourg Philharmonic grand auditorium also accommodated the audience which was seated on the racks usually occupied by large choirs. It made for a very special atmosphere. Lucky circumstances also allowed us to obtain a multitrack recording of the event, so we are thinking of turning it into a CD.
After the concert we invited the audience to celebrate the publication of Sarah’s book Radio Art Zone.
A second contribution to rainy days was a double installation that was displayed in the Philharmonie foyer. Sarah’s repurposed hair dryers had already been shown at SAVVY Contemporary during the documenta 14 radio project. Knut’s retelling of the early years of Resonance FM in central London via a single photo had been on display at Espace Multimédia Gantner in France. Here both of these installations came together for the first time.
Our third involvement in the festival was to be guest performers in Annea Lockwood’s composition Spirit Catchers which was performed as a quadrilingual version on this occasion.