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Late Works: ONE

Concept

"Impromptu presents Late Works" is the first incarnation of Late Works, where a group of musicians spontaneously improvised music in response to two painted folding dressing screens.

The musicians are asked to respond for a total of 30 minutes to each screen, with them being rotated midway. The screen itself stands in front of both the audience and the musicians, with everyone - including the musicians - experiencing it simultaneously, and for the first time.

Lexicon

/ɪmˈprɒmp.tʃuː/
• done without being planned or rehearsed
• a short piece of instrumental music, especially a solo, that is reminiscent of an improvisation

Specifics

• The panels for the screens should be found by chance, on the side of the road, then assembled and given to the artists to paint. The artists then have exactly a month to finish the work.

• The musicians respond to the first side for roughly 15 minutes, with the screen being turned around at the end at an appropriate moment, allowing the musicians to respond for a further 15 minutes. The performance shouldn’t be interrupted by the turning of the screen.

Credits

Artists:
Ethan Reeves
Daniel Kerrison Stock

Musicians:
Tara Cunningham
Alex Dmochowski
Jesse Doniach Hughes
Jordan Hadfield
Billy Leach
Joe Maclaren

Musicians selected by:
Billy Leach

Concept:
Joseph Bradley Hill

With thanks to Chris Greenwood at Louie Louie!

Ethan Reeves

3 Folds in 2 Wholes, 20
96 x 134.5 cm

The front of Ethan Reeves' screen "3 Folds in 2 Wholes" made for Late Works ONE
The back of Ethan Reeves' screen "3 Folds in 2 Wholes" made for Late Works ONE

3 Folds in 2 Wholes

made in response to Ethan Reeves' screen of the same name

26:17

Streaming links:

Daniel Kerrison Stock

Cousin Bill's Great Thrill, 2018
150 x 178 cm

The back of Daniel Kerrison Stock's screen "Cousin Bill's Great Thrill" made for Late Works ONE
The front of Daniel Kerrison Stock's screen "Cousin Bill's Great Thrill" made for Late Works ONE

Cousin Bill's Great Thrill

made in response to Daniel Kerrison Stock's screen of the same name

27:38

Streaming links:

More information about the artists:

Daniel Kerrison Stock

b.1998, London UK

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, By Ear

Daniel Kerrison Stock

Ethan Reeves

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, Paperweight I

Ethan Reeves

More information about the musicians:

Alex Dmochowski

Impromptu

Participant in Late Works:

TWO, 4

Alex Dmochowski

Billy Leach

Corpse Boy, Impromptu

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, of Noise, 4

Billy Leach

Jesse Doniach Hughes

Impromptu

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, 4

Jesse Doniach Hughes

Joe Maclaren

Impromptu, Morgan Simpson Group, Finn Carter Quartet, otta

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3, 4

Joe Maclaren

Jordan Hadfield

Impromptu, Wulu, Yazmin Lacey, Jungle

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, 3, 4

Jordan Hadfield

Tara Cunningham

Impromptu, In Tongues

Participant in Late Works:

ONE, TWO, 3

Tara Cunningham