Notations Tour Travelogue

In 2013 all of us Sound and Music were excited to work with Vicki Bennett and Tusk Music to develop the Notations tour.

'Notations' is a piece created from hundreds of different film clips, where the content conceptually or literally portrays different kinds of instructions to be read by the improvising artists on stage as a visual score. The film/performance toured the UK in November 2013, with support from Sound and Music's Touring Programme.

To soundtrack Notations, each show featured a different combination of artists: Bill Orcutt, Rhodri Davies, M.C. Schmidt (Matmos), Philip Jeck, Jaap Blonk, Steve Noble, Wobbly, Mark Sanders, Tomomi Adachi and Jennifer Walshe.

Vicki Bennett has edited this hour-long unique travelogue from documentation recorded by Peter Knight on each night of the tour:

NOTATIONS UK Tour 2013 Travelogue from Vicki WFMU on Vimeo.

 

The nights of the tours were:

NEWCASTLE Star & Shadow - BILL ORCUTT / RHODRI DAVIES / MARK SANDERS
MANCHESTER Kraak - M.C. SCHMIDT / WOBBLY / JENNIFER WALSHE
LEEDS Hyde Park Cinema (Leeds International Film Festival) - M.C. SCHMIDT / WOBBLY / TOMOMI ADACHI
LONDON Cafe Oto - JAAP BLONK / PHILIP JECK
BRISTOL Arnofini - JAAP BLONK / PHILIP JECK / STEVE NOBLE

Each event began with an a/v performance by People Like Us of "Consequences (One Thing Leads To Another)", which places similar subject matter side by side to construct the narrative, a story emerging as a sum of the preceding parts yet digressing on a tangent.

Vicki Bennett is an influential figure in the field of audio visual collage, through her innovative sampling, appropriating and cutting up of found footage and archives. Using collage as her main form of expression, she creates audio recordings, films and radio that communicate a humorous, dark and often surreal view on life. Vicki operates under the moniker People Like Us and promotes an open access to archives for creative use.

Notations UK Tour was produced by Tusk and Sound and Music as part of our Touring Programme for 2013.

peoplelikeus.org/2013/notations-tour/

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