Image credit: Haco pencilorgan 400 by Hideto Uchiike
17 March 2015, 18:00 to 18:45
Room M102 (Performance Lab)
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB
Two people sit across a table from each other. They converse informally but also improvise with sound in their own way, never quite settling on either one mode or the other, sometimes moving out of synch with their opposite partner, sometimes performing and speaking simultaneously. Are there rules? Probably, but does anybody know what they are? Table Manners is a performance strategy somewhere between a séance, a chess match, table tennis, a dinner date and an interrogation. Devised by Professor David Toop, the format blurs and confuses boundaries between sound art installation, music performance, public lecture and private conversation.
Participants: David Toop, UAL Chair of Audio Culture and Improvisation with Japanese vocalist and sound artist Haco