Exercises on displacement 4/5
Please note this event will take place at 5-6 Cork Street, W1S 3NX.
Exercises on displacement 4/5 is a site-specific programme of live performances, screenings and discussions by interdisciplinary artists.
Exercises on displacement 4/5 is the fourth in a series of five events staged in London by TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE (TQS), an artist collective founded in 2014 by visual artist Rebecca Salvadori, experimental opera singer Olivia Salvadori and, composer and cellist Sandro Mussida. Previous iterations of Exercises on displacement have taken place at The Heath², Cafe OTO, and South London Gallery.
Exercises on displacement 4/5 features: Rian Treanor (UK), Karl D’Silva (UK), Nhu Xuan Hua (FR), Olivia Salvadori (IT), Coby Sey (UK), George Finlay Ramsay (UK), Nico Solorio (US), Rebecca Salvadori (IT/UK), Leah Walker (UK), Sandro Mussida (IT), Clare Salaman (UK) Wicky Swan (UK).
Sandro Mussida is a composer, producer, cellist. His work investigates the relationships between tradition and innovation in music, active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. Mussida’s latest works involve historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems and its perception by the western, standardized ear (EEEOOOSSS, music on three tuning systems, for electric guitar, bass clarinet and cello samples, 2019). Woking in the intersection between acoustical/classical, electric and electronic fields, he writes for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments, electronics. His work is published by Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworms, Blume Editions, Metrica, Soave Records. He has performed internationally in venues including Serralves Museum, Porto, Kremlin Theatre, Moscow; CCA Glasgow; Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul; Donizetti Opera Theatre, Bergamo; Gorki Theatre, Berlin; Cafe OTO, London; St.Mark Church, New York; Triennale Museum, Milan; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice; Botanical Gardens, Rome; Regent Theatre, Toronto. He lives and works between London and Tuscany.
Akihide Monna is a London based drummer from a band called BO NINGEN. He has played many festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Fuji Rock. They are fusing disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves and bringing them across the oceans
George Finlay Ramsay is an artist from Scotland. He makes performance, installation, film, music, collage, poetry & so on. He likes to invent religions to play inside & decide if he believes in them later or never. Recently he has been working with volcanoes, bringing books full of people’s regrets to burn in their mouths. He did this with Etna in 2017 & on the remote volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka in 2018.
Clare Salaman is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in unusual stringed instruments, composer and director of The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments. Her practice includes historically informed performance, collaborations with musicians and artists from the UK and abroad, recording sessions for film and television soundtracks and teaching at the Royal College of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Music. She has written and presented three programmes for BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show, with the programme ‘Lost Sounds’ has been broadcast three times. Her current work involves researching and reconstructing the trumpet marine, a magnificent, single stringed, two-metre-tall bowed stringed instrument that sounds like a trumpet. This project will culminate in a UK-wide tour of a re-imagining of a ‘rare concert’ given by four trumpet marine players in a London tavern in 1674.
Olivia Salvadori is a classically-trained soprano, an operatic solo performer, and an experimental recording artist. Recent collaborations include artist Grace Swindt (Garage Gallery, Rotterdam, 2018; Performance Art Biennial, Brussels, Institute of Contemporary Interdisciplinary Arts, Bath 2016), London producer Coby Sey (Cafe Oto, London, 2019; Assab One Gallery Milan, 2018, Botanical Gardens Rome, 2017), Mark Fell (TQS Capalbio, 2016; Seven Fact in Logical Space, Serralves Museum, 2018). Olivia is currently performing the Hong theatrical production Songs of Portrait, by Orleanproject with Kunqu artist – Yang Yang from China and female Noh artist – Hikaru Uzawa from Japan. With Sandro Mussida and sister Rebecca Salvadori co-founded collective Tutto Questo Sentire (All These Feelings / TQS) in 2014.
Rebecca Salvadori is a London-based video artist with extensive experience of filming environments following a non-hierarchical/chronological layering and sequencing of audio to footage. Her film work, including ambiguous short documentaries, artists’ portraits, music videos and AV sets, is both highly personal and wilfully elusive. Throughout the years, Salvadori has accumulated an extensive video archive from which she creates assemblages. This acts as the basis for filmic portraits of moments, people and environments. Her work has been shown at venues and festivals including Videodrome Paris (FR), III Point Festival Miami (US), Club to Club (IT), Macro Museum of Contemporary Art (IT), Barbican Art Center (UK), Festival of Film and Animation Olomouc (CZ), Festival IMAGES (CH), Crosstalk Video Art Festival (HU), David Lynch’s Silencio (FR), SCHNUCK Glaspalais (NL), Sophiensaele Theatre (DE).
Coby Sey, long-time collaborator with Mica Levi, Tirzah, Babyfather, Klein and Kwes, recorded work spans the realms of live instrumentation, sample-based productions and experimental music, melting recognisable motifs of hip hop, drone, techno, post-punk, fusion and more into a dubbed-out anaesthesia – as best evidenced on the Whities 010: Transport for Lewisham 10. For Exercises in Displacement 4/5, Sey will present a set based on the materials from the ongoing collaboration with experimental soprano and TQS founder Olivia Salvadori.
Karl D’Silva, born in Rotherham in the late 1980’s, Karl D’Silva is a multi-instrumentalist who is as comfortable producing and singing a pop song as he is pushing the endurance limits of his respiratory system when playing the alto saxophone. He has performed with Thurston Moore, Damo Suzuki, GNOD, Okkyung Lee, Ex-Easter Island Head, Rhys Chatham and Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire to name a few. He has lent his singular saxophone style to recordings by Helm, Drunk in Hell and The New Blockaders. Regular collaborators include Rian Treanor, VANISHING, Drunk in Hell and Gwilly Edmondez aka MYKL JAXN of Yeah You.
Niko Solorio is a video artist and experimental musician whose musical stylings have been described as “Neo-Medieval-Minimalist-Electro-Pop” as well as “Global-Electro-Supercorn-with 90’s Fetish”. His latest album titled ANGEL is a kind of ode to his hometown of Los Angeles, the so-called ‘City of Angels’. For this fourth edition of Exercises on Displacement Solorio will perform a series of recent compositions which will be accompanied by projections that highlight his ongoing visual dialogue with video artist Rebecca Salvadori. Solorio holds a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA from Transart Institute. He has performed and exhibited his work both in the U.S. and abroad including shows at Transvizualia (Gdynia), Redcat (Los Angeles), X-Initiative (New York), Fanfulla 101 (Rome), Mudam Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Cercle Blanc (Berlin), PS1 (New York), Santa Lucia Galerie (Berlin), Hauser & Wirth (Los Angeles), How To Become A Cult Leader (London), and Ye Olde Ding A Ling / Hushe Clubbe (Los Angeles).
Vicky Swan was classically trained on the double bass at the Royal College of music. Moving over to the in nyckelharpa in 2007 and is now one of the leading players in the UK. She runs the UK Nyckelharpa Project which aims to bring the sounds of the instrument to a wider audience. This includes four weekend residential teaching courses, beginner day workshops and individual tuition. She plays in the duo – Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer and plays various assorted bagpipes. Vicki has an extensive back catalogue of books and CDs and is an author for Schott Music Publishing. Vicki was part of Encore – European Nyckelharpa Co-operation in Europe in 2013 (The European Nyckelharpa Orchestra) both as a performer and composer.
Rian Treanor re-imagines the intersection of club culture, experimental art and computer music, presenting an insightful and compelling musical world of fractured and interlocking components. Having left a vivid impression in 2015 with his debut 12″ ‘A Rational Tangle’ and 2nd EP ‘Pattern Damage’ on The Death of Rave. Warp sub-label Arcola relaunched with his single ‘Contraposition’ in 2018. His debut album ATAXIA for Planet Mu rewires hyper-chromatic UK garage and pointillist footwork, establishing him as both a disruptive and essential new voice in British underground club music. In 2019 he became resident at No Bounds Festival in his hometown of Sheffield. With recent live shows at Nyege Nyege Festival (UG), GES-2 (RU), Serralves (PT), Irish Museum of Modern Art (IRL), Berghain (DE), OHM (DE), Cafe Oto (UK), Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Arts (UK), Empty Gallery (HK), Summerhall (UK) as well as taking part in artists residencies at yU+co[lab] in Hong Kong and with Counterflows in India 2016 – 2017.
Leah Walker is a London based artist, working across mediums including food, music and video. She has run Chats Cafe food + social with Dannie Russo and Berry Patten since 2016. They have featured at the Serpentine Gallery’s Park Nights along with Curl Records. Their latest residency was at Jupiter Woods gallery over the summer of 2018. Leah is currently collaborating with Rebecca Salvadori on ‘Footage’; a LIVE performative edit of videos documented independently by the artists, featuring music by Leah. Her work includes music videos for Tirzah (Domino Records) and Blue Angels (UNO records).
Nhu Xuan Hua