Multitasking is an integrated performance by Mark Knoop and Serge Vuille. Adapting to and inhabiting a venue or concert space, the performers seamlessly navigate an obstacle course of situations and setups, processes and possibilities.

Percussion, pianos, keyboards, software, speakers, video and spoken text all participate in works by composers including James Saunders, Simon Steen-Andersen, David Bird and Tom Johnson which are linked into a single “meta-performance” by these versatile musicians.

Programme

Fields (2010)

David Bird, USA

You say what to do (2014)

James Saunders, UK

Heartful Bird, Vivid and Great in Style (2014)

Jessie Marino, USA

(unbetitelt) III (1990-4)

Jürg Frey, Switzerland

Counting Duets (1982)

Tom Johnson, USA

In Her Frown (2007)

Simon Steen-Andersen, Denmark

With

London based pianist and conductor Mark Knoop is known for his fearless performances and individual interpretations. He has commissioned and premiered countless new works and worked with many respected composers, and also brings fresh approaches to the standard and 20th-century repertoire. He is currently Turner Sims Fellow at the University of Southampton.

Serge Vuille is a Swiss freelance percussionist established in London, performing with Martin Creed, the London Sinfonietta, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment amongst others. He founded and directs We Spoke: New Music Company since 2008 performing in Switzerland and internationally. Serge is a professor at the Royal College of Music in London where he coaches the RCM percussion ensemble and lectures in experimental music.

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