No News Good News

for four performers reading newspapers at a table

PRESS

'No News Good News is scored for ‘four people at a table reading newspapers’ but the nonchalance of that description conceals the rigidity of the form and the execution. Strict rhythmic patterns dictate when and in which direction the pages of those newspapers are turned by the (initially) blindfolded musicians; the spillover commercial music we hear, presumably but not necessarily from the headphones worn by the musicians, is a decoy. That faint music aside, you never hear anything that you don’t see being manually produced or cued – including the foregrounded recorded sounds heard later on. The sound of a newspaper page turning, familiar as an everyday banality, becomes unfamiliarly musical through repetition and choreography until the mind starts to cleave to certain elements: the articulation of a page turn, the speed, weight and mood of it (a page turned in disgust or a page turned in anticipation?)'
Andrew Mellor, Seismograf

VIDEO

23.11.2019

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performed by SCENATET

Música Estranha, São Paulo

14.12.2017

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performed by Faces Ensemble

Dokk1, Aarhus

03.06.2017

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performed by SCENATET

Klang Festival, Copenhagen

13.11.2016

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performed by ad hoc ensemble

BONE 19, Berlin

18.03.2016

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performed by SCENATET and Pamplemousse

Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus

17.03.2016

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performed by SCENATET and Pamplemousse

Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen

22.11.2015

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performed by Gageego

Konserthus, Gothenburg

20.11.2015

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performed by Slip and Rex Enduction ad hoc

Del Rex, Berlin

03.10.2015

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performed by Barblina Meierhans, Nicolas Kuhn, Alberto Arroyo and Kaj Duncan David

Sächsische Akademie der Künste, Dresden

03.12.2014

No News Good News

performed by Barblina Meierhans, Nicolas Kuhn, Alberto Arroyo and Kaj Duncan David

Schwindel der Wirklichkeit
Akademie der Künste, Berlin

08.11.2014

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performed by ensemble anderseits / ensemble progress

Klangwerkstatt Festival, Berlin

10.05.2014

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performed by Jens Peter Møller, Paul McGuire, Martins Baumanis and Kaj Duncan David

Spor Festival, Aarhus