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What happens when the visual is taken out of music? Do we hear music differently in the dark? How do musicians communicate without visual cues?

The ensemble:
Jackie Walduck, artistic director – vibraphone
Viyki Turnbull – artist
Adrian Lee – guitar
Ben Markland – double bass
James Risdon – recorder
Matt Wadsworth – theorbo
Julian West – oboe

8.00: Doors

8.15: Talks from Jackie Walduck, Viyki Turnbull and the musicians introducing the creative process and sharing examples of the sketches and tactile scores produced throughout rehearsals

9.00: Performance

Programme to include:

Arthur’s Call – Jackie Walduck.
Introducing Tactile, the ensemble, the piece works on aural cues, which trigger beginnings and endings of improvised sections of music. “Arthur” refers to King Arthur, whose Englishness infuses the opening vibraphone material, giving way to a broader musical language, bestowed by the members of the band.

Shore Line – Jackie Walduck.
Tactile score of fishing line, feathers, beads and wire. Shore line was inspired by Stockhausen’s text piece Upwards Rain, and the shingle beaches at the Baie de Somme in France, which were also quite rainy this summer. It is a backbone score, a musical thread through the piece, which is fleshed out by the ensemble through guided improvisation.

Plus new works from Adrian Lee and Viyki Turnbull.

Come and be a part of it at the ensemble’s first ever performance.

Tactile is a project that removes sight from music, for both performers and audience alike – come and be a part of it at the ensemble’s first ever performance.

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