Experience improvised performance with ten instruments

The last chapter of a project initiated in 2014 in Berlin, the performance consists of ten instruments which will be played in the South Tank at Tate Modern

Tarek Atoui’s sound pieces will be based on three new scores by the artist and two other composers. They are intended as structures for improvisation rather than finished compositions, and will be in dialogue with the instrument makers and musicians invited to play by the artist.

A series of new music performances will take place daily in the South Tank for the first three weeks from the opening of Tate Modern and will be recorded and added to the existing sound recordings to create soundscapes that get richer and more complex over the duration of the show.

The Reverse Collection will therefore provide a sort of musical memory of sounds. The project also poses broader questions about how to share and preserve time-based media works within the museum of 21st century.

Performance Times

16 September 2016 at 20.30–21.30
23 September 2016 at 20.30–21.30

Participating musicians

Alison Blunt
Angharad Davies
Bradford Bailey
Chris Burn
Clive Bell
Dale  Berning Sawa
David Toop
Diego Espinosa Cruz González
Dominic Lash
Dylan Nyoukis
John Butcher
Keiko Yamamoto
Leafcutter John
Leo Maurel
Lia Mazzari
Luke Younger
Mark Harwood
Mark Sanders
Pat Thomas
Rhodri Davies
Rie Nakajima
Steve Noble
Sue Lynch
Thierry Madiot
Ute Kanngiesser
Vincent Martial

Music Coordinator: Eric Namour

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