"After 9-5" for sho and electronics (2021)
Music: Francesca Le Lohé Words: Charlotte Wührer
Created through an ongoing exchange between Sound & Word Network members Francesca Le Lohé (composer) and Charlotte Wührer (writer). The exchange began when Francesca composed a new short work for solo sho in response to Charlotte’s fiction work “Nine-to-Five”. Charlotte then wrote new text in response to this music, which was then passed back to Francesca to respond to with more new music etc. This “back-and-forth” of inspiration culminated in the piece “After 9-5”.
The premiere was held at the experimental music event ‘Assorted Sounds’ @ OTOOTO, Tokyo (February 2021). ‘Assorted Sounds’ was organised by Francesca and fellow Sound & Word Network member, Tomoko Hojo (sound artist). With guests Atsumi Kojima (sho) and Chiho Oka (sound artist), the event presented new work and improvisational performances.
'CHAIN OF WORKS: 1', the first collaborative Sound & Word Network project, will stream at the 3rd TAma Music and Arts Festival on Sunday 21st March at UTC 9.30am-11am
Catch the entire Japan-based TAma festival live on Youtube from the 20th - 21st March 2021 from 13-20:00 (JST, UTC+9). For access to the link, visit the TAma Festival Facebook event page.
Funding for 'Chain of Works: 1' - Emergency Comprehensive Aid package for Cultural Art Activities by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
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Several members of the Sound & Word Network have contributed to the TREE BARK RECIPES strand of the project: a collection of artworks showing befores and afters of insects inhabiting a single littleleaf linden (Tilia cordata).
We're delighted to be featuring our first project at the TAma Music and Arts Festival in Japan, from the 20th - 21st March 2021. The festival will take place online. Details on how to attend to follow.
Sixteen Sound & Word Network members worked on "Chain of Works: 1" from December 2020 until March 2021. The result is a 15 minute audio-visual piece of interconnected works by composers and writers from all over the world.
The first link in the chain came when network co-founder and composer Francesca Le Lohé (Japan) wrote a short piece for solo sho (笙) inspired by the story“Nine-to-Five” by network co-founder and writer Charlotte Wührer (Germany). Fourteen artists subsequently responded by creating new works in this unique collaboration.