Partitions & Resonances – Radu Malfatti ‘Shoguu’ – Saturday 7 October

7 oct
Partitions & Resonances present a listening series of compositions by Wandelweiser and related composers/artists/sound artists at Audio Foundation.
Curated by composer-performer Johnny Chang, the series aims to re-focus the action of
listening in the context of the performance space.
Radu Malfatti : Shoguu
Jess Robinson, cello
Johnny Chang, baroque violin
Reuben Jelleyman, percussion
Joshua Taylor, cello
Austrian composer and trombonist Radu Malfatti is among the leaders in redefining the avant-garde as truly on-the-edge art. Abandoning most improvisational music as too regulated, Malfatti has pushed the boundaries of composition into the realms of long reams of silence.
Malfatti was born in Innsbruck, Austria, in 1943 and played jazz in Amsterdam and Aachen. He moved to London in 1972 where he worked with many esteemed musicians in the jazz and improv scene among them Elton Dean’s Ninesense and Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath. Meanwhile, he formed Nicra with Nick Evans. During this time and his travels and recordings through Europe during the 1980s, he began to tire of conventional improvisation and the rules that seemed to govern it. Malfatti’s idea of moving beyond conventional improv was realized in the 1993 piece “Die Temperatur Der Bedeutung” for solo trombone. The piece, slightly over half-an-hour in length, consists solely of short blasts of trombones in between long periods of silences.
In 1994, he joined the Wandelweiser Group located in Berlin. An ensemble of composers and performers interested in integrating silence as major facets of musical works.
$15 presales from UTR
$20 on the door
Members free