Mar 1, 2021

scores 2004 -

Composer and cellist Stefan Thut is interested in processes and scores that invite both the performers and the listeners to delve into a world. Through his compositions he provides relatively determined systems in order to develop a praxis. In addition to instruments applied in traditional ways, he also uses everyday materials as components in his work. As an interpreter he has performed a lot of music by his fellow and affiliated composers of the Edition Wandelweiser. Stations of his activities included Amsterdam, Bilbao, Düsseldorf, Helsinki, London, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul, Tokyo, Zurich and Solothurn where he runs his own concert series. Thut studied music at the Lucerne Conservatory and at Boston University School of Music.
wandelweiser.de/stefan-thut
vimeo
bandcamp
youtube
discogs



December 6 2021 19h
biel/bienne, montagsumsieben, allestrasse 11
Marianne Schuppe (Stimme): colline sur livre
Marc Kilchenmann (Fagott, Glockenspiel): inner core, etude nr. 5
Stefan Thut (Violoncello): anon



November 7 2021 19h
solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus, landhausquai 4
vorübergehnd nebeneinander
Text- und Musikperformance
Stefan Thut & Manfred Werder

unterstützt durch
Däster Schild Stiftung, Regionale Stiftung Sol/Wa, Migros Kulturprozent, Stadt und Kanton Solothurn



November 5 2021 21h
basel, wurm, solothurnstrasse 4
Stefan Thut & Manfred Werder



November 3 2021 20h
zurich, walcheturm
Manfred Werder & Stefan Thut



June 6 2021 19h

solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus, landhausquai 4

Vom Sirren, Sinnen und Singen
Konzert in der Säulenhalle

Marie-Cécile Reber/Stefan Thut: wax and wane (2021)

Emmanuelle Waeckerlé: a direction out there, readwalking (with) thoreau (2020)

Marie-Cécile Reber: Elektronik
Marianne Schuppe: Stimme
Stefan Thut: Objekte und Viola da Gamba
[in absentia] Emmanuelle Waeckerlé: Stimme

unterstützt durch
Däster Schild Stiftung, Regionale Stiftung Sol/Wa, Migros Kulturprozent, Stadt und Kanton Solothurn



May 8 2021 19h

zürich, schlosserei nenniger, grubenstrasse 29

Manfred Werder: 20210 & 20170 & 20160
Stefan Thut: aus den neuesten aufzeichnungen

Manfred Werder setzt seine langjährige Praxis des Lesens und Schreibens aus Texten der letzten 2800 Jahren fort. Die Partituren sind gefundene Formen: Träger geschnittener Wörter und Sätze als möglicher Aussagen einer Epoche. (Manfred Werder)

Eine Reihe von gestrichenen Klängen zu einem Stimmton, mit der eigenen Stimme vorzufabrizieren. Einbringen von ganzzahligen Verhältnissen im Gegensatz zu irgendwelchen. Ein sich Aufhalten im Instabilen, bedingt durch die Natur der zur Verfügung stehenden Körper. (Stefan Thut)

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Stadt Zürich Kultur



April 21 2021 17-18h

solothurn, old town
afoot (2019)
manfred werder, stefan thut: steps, claves



November 5 2020 20h

basel, theatergarage, bärenfelserstrasse 20

Marianne Schuppe, Gesang
Marc Kilchenmann, Fagott und mikrotonales Glockenspiel und
Stefan Thut, Violoncello
spielen eigene Kompositionen

Den Berührungen von Wort und Klang geht das Trio Thut-Schuppe-Kilchenmann seit längerem nach. Hintergründig, vordergründig führt sie die Arbeit mit Sprache in eine weiträumige leise Musik.



October 1 2020

among


Félicie Bazelaire: double bass
Léo Dupleix: sine waves
Fredrik Rasten: acoustic guitar
Stefan Thut: cello

a practice of noticing among others

The piece among is scored for three string players and sine waves which a fourth performer is responsible for. Aside of the usual purposes the three string instruments – in the present version a double bass, an acoustic guitar and a cello – also serve as resonating bodies for loudspeakers: the sine waves are sounding by means of transducers attached to the three wooden boxes. The instrumentalists attune initially to their respective sine wave, and then continue in ratios of imaginary odd-numbered partials up to the 17th. However, the frequencies of the three sine waves are multiples of either prime triplets or other prime numbers like for instance on page one – 23, 29 and 37. This kind of harmonic space is more obfuscating the process of tuning than making things harmonically comprehensible as a whole. In fact, to begin with the performer of sine waves, the acoustic conductor, divides the three instrumentalists into three individuals. They can only act in self-reliance to their own tone and with confidence to the others. Because of the very high order of the intervals occuring between the three, they mostly remain indefinable regarding specific tunings and open up a territory of the unknown. Still for me, the evolving harmonies appear as “just” due to the thoughtfulness and dignity of the ensemble. Here it is not a matter of tuning to each other (as it is the case in a majority of music practices) but noticing among each other in playing some tones: an actual model for a co-existence.

reviewed by John Eyles and Sós Gergő



September 22 2020
guangzhou

as two
and scores by biqing cheng



September 16 2020 18h

helsinki, maa-tila, pääskylänrinne 10

hiljaisen musiikin konsertti #1

Taku Sugimoto: Hum (2002)
Stefan Thut: vier, fünf (2008)
Antti Tolvi: Particles (2020)

Esiintyjät: Tytti Arola, Lauri Hyvärinen, Minna-Kaisa Kallinen, Jonna Karanka, Jukka Kääriäinen, Taina Riikonen, Katri Sipiläinen, Tanja Tiekso ja Antti Tolvi



September 3 2020 20h

zürich, kunstraum walcheturm, kanonengasse 20

Marianne Schuppe, Marc Kilchenmann, Stefan Thut
 
scores by themselves




June 28 2020 19h
solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus, landhausquai 4

Stimmungen
Kompositionen für die Säulenhalle

Stefan Thut:  among (2018) [seite 7]

Fredrik Rasten:  Fuse (2020)

Félicie Bazelaire:  désœuvrées (2020)

Léo Dupleix:  piece for double bass, cello, guitar, sine tones (2018) [page 2]

Félicie Bazelaire,  Kontrabass
Léo Dupleix,  Elektronik
Fredrik Rasten,  Gitarre
Stefan Thut,  Violoncello

unterstützt durch
Däster Schild Stiftung, Stadt und Kanton Solothurn



June 22 2020

new cassette released by Zoomin' Night, Beijing

atama 

Stefan Thut: cello, recording
Taku Sugimoto: guitar

Recorded in Tokyo on October 7 2019 and in Solothurn on November 4 2019

"Only after listening to the recording I realized that the environmental sound gets a new function here: we needed the sound around us in order to not hear ourselves. It is not really about making the environment audible any more. It is much more something about the two of us being placed into this situation."
(ST)

"It is, again, actually new listening experience for me. Two mikes share some environmental aspects of the space, but not our activities. Your activities are captured by only one mike and my activities are by the other. Nevertheless, though only a few times, I hear the sounds of two instruments as if they are blended, which I think occurs in my brain."
(TS)




June 20 2020 19h

zürich, schlosserei nenniger, grubenstrasse 29

Manfred Werder: 20170 & 20200
Stefan Thut: (not) at (2020)



June 1 2020

miji concert series by audience, organized by yan jun

as two



May 18 2020

new piece 'an organ' released as part of the ongoing festival

amplify 2020

































April 30 2020

tokyo, shimokitazawa

aussen raum 
and 2005/1 by manfred werder
 
Katsuaki Iida, Taku Sugimoto, Toshiya Tsunoda & Tomokazu Hoshi 



March 26 2020 22h

solothurn

at

at home, still

video 



February 21 2020 18h

warszawa, bílý koníček czyli biały konik, ulica kredytowa 1

anew


preceded by antoine beuger's
sound, place, ein klang (1997/1999) and
now is the moment to learn hope (2017)


Max Bober, violin
info



December 21 2019 16:42 - December 22 2019 08:15

biel/bienne, lokal-int, hugistrasse 3

Eine Konzert von Sonnenuntergang bis Sonnenaufgang in der längsten Nacht des Jahres.
Konzept: Christian Müller
mit: Regina Dürig, Frank Heierli, Christian Kobi, Annette Schmucki, Stefan Thut, Robert Torche



November 25 2019 19:30

solothurn, kantonsschule, herrenweg 

atop
and solo music by Martin Imholz
Patrick Kappeler (clr), Andreas Kunz (vl), Martin Imholz (p), Stefan Thut (vc, objects)



November 20 2019 20h

bienne, chemin des pinsons 7

action cyclique

preceded by Alvin Lucier's i am sitting in a room, read by Rudolf Steiner

as part of entre les temps



November 3 2019 17h

solothurn, poetariat, löwengasse 15

November 2 2019 20:30h

zürich, Kunstraum Walcheturm, kanonengasse 20

Minami Saeki: voice
Taku Sugimoto: guitar
Manfred Werder: objects
Stefan Thut: cello



October 27 2019

berlin, petersburg art space, kaiserin-augusta-allee 101

as part of 'Taku Sugimoto Mini-Fest, day 2':

Taku Sugimoto (Japan) - guitar, Stefan Thut (Switzerland) - cello, Fredrik Rasten (Norway) - guitar, Alexander Markvart (Siberia) - guitar, Denis Sorokin (Saint-Petersburg) - pitch pipes, Andrey Popovsky (Russia) - guitar

Quartet: Sugimoto, Sorokin, Rasten, Thut as
Duo: Sugimoto, Popovsky
Quartet: Sugimoto, Sorokin, Markvart, Popovsky


October 26 2019

berlin, kühlspot, lehderstrasse 74-79

as part of 'Taku Sugimoto Mini-Fest, day 1':

amidst
(Minami Saeki, Michiko Ogawa, Samuel Dunscombe, Rishin Singh, Taku Sugimoto, Stefan Thut)

Songs by Taku Sugimoto
Quartet with Taku Sugimoto, Michiko Ogawa, Samuel Dunscombe and Crys Cole



 
October 3 2019

tokyo, nanahari

with Wakana Ikeda and Takuro Okada

afar and a score by Wakana Ikeda





September 28-30 2019

tokyo, ftarri

with Suidobashi Chamber Ensemble: Wakana Ikeda (flute), Yoko Ikeda (violin, viola), Masahiko Okura (clarinet), Taku Sugimoto (guitar), Aya Naito (bassoon)
joined by Minami Saeki (voice), Radu Malfatti (bass harmonica), Stefan Thut (cello)

amidst, asunder, anew
and works by Minami Saeki, Radu Malfatti, and Taku Sugimoto





September 26 2019 15-17h

seoul, namsan, nakseongdae park

w/ lo wie, hankil ryu, inkyung kim

afoot

htmnp with wind by lo wie





September 25 2019

seoul, dotolim

anew

cloud scissors by lo wie
w/ lo wie





July 1 2019 16-18h

bern, rathaus- and postgasse

w/ Tomás Cabado



June 16 2019 17h / 19h

solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus

zeitfenster: kompositionen für die säulenhalle

DNK Amsterdam:
Seamus Cater (composition, voice, concertina)
Koen Nutters (composition, upright bass, voice)
Martijn Tellinga (composition, electronics, voice)
joined by Stefan Thut (composition, cello, voice)




May 24 2019 19h

warszawa, bílý koníček czyli biały konik, ulica kredytowa 1


anew


preceded by antoine beuger's
'sound' and 'ein klang' (1997/1999)

Max Bober, violin



May 17 2019 19h


bern, münster, gewölbesaal daniel heintz

(ehemalige turmwartwohnung)

hoch hinaus

Marianne Schuppe: behind 2
Stefan Thut: afore
Marc Kilchenmann: inner core, 2. etüde

mit Marianne Schuppe (Stimme), Marc Kilchenmann (Fagott), Stefan Thut (Violoncello)



April 13 2019 7pm

london, 12 cassland rd, thornton heath
cosy nook

anew



April 12 2019 8pm

london, 90 southwarkbridge road
london improvisation workshop




April 11 2019 7:30pm

london, iklectik20 carlisle lane

around
two strings and three
along

with Angharad Davies (violin), Phil Durrant (mandolin), Laura Lee (guitar),
Stefan Thut (cello), Artur Vidal (saxophone), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments), Yifeat Ziv (voice)




April 10 2019 4:30pm

uca farnham, james hockey gallery

along

with Chris Jones (guitar), Arusik Nanyan (guitar), Anna Menzies (cello), Stefan Thut (cello), Emmanuelle Waeckerle (voice), Harry Whalley (small instruments)




March 16 2019

solothurn, theater delly, gerberngasse 11

18h
Leo Svirsky: new work (2019)
Jeromos Kamphuis: Parsifal lesen (2017/18), 1. Aufzug

20h
Germaine Sijstermans: call, there (2018)
Jeromos Kamphuis: Parsifal lesen, 2. Aufzug
Stefan Thut: around (2017)
Jeromos Kamphuis: Parsifal lesen, 3. Aufzug

Jeromos Kamphuis (keyboard, voice), Germaine Sijstermans (clarinet, voice), Leo Svirsky (accordion, voice) and Stefan Thut (cello, voice)




March 9 2019 19h

warszawa, kawiarnii muzeumu etnograficznego, ulica kredytowa 1

anew (2018)

and music by Tomás Cabado,
"musica extensible" (2018 - ongoing)
"piezas en un papel muy liviano" (2018)


Max Bober, skrzypce




January 13 2019 17h

solothurn, poetariat, löwengasse 16

20160 by manfred werder and
anew

w/ Manfred Werder

special guest: Robert Blatt (USA)




sábado 24 de noviembre 2018 19h

buenos aires, en Espacio de Arte Fundación OSDE

away
y Michael Pisaro's harmony series

Intérpretes:

Emiliano Salvatore - guitarra
Martín Vijnovich - glockenspiel
Gabriela Areal - cello

Luciano Vitale - flauta
Tomás Cabado - tonos





November 11 2018

tokyo, new release 'sextet' on ftarri/meenna 979

amidst (2017)

and scores written by wakana ikeda, yoko ikeda, taku sugimoto, manfred werder

Minami Saeki - voice
Wakana Ikeda - flute
Yoko Ikeda - viola
Taku Sugimoto - guitar
Stefan Thut - cello
Manfred Werder - glockenspiel, typewriter
recorded at Theater Delly, Solothurn on October 9, 2017




November 10 2018 14h

zürich hb - josefstrasse

20170 by manfred werder and
atwain

w/ Manfred Werder




November 5 and 12 2018 14h

biberist

cave at wildmanngraben

anew




October 27 2018 20:30

paris, cave du 49 rue polonceau

musique minimaliste avec
Félicie Bazelaire - contrebasse
Taku Sugimoto - guitar
Léo Dupleix - ordinateur
Stefan Thut - violoncelle

among
and scores by Bazelaire, Dupleix, Sugimoto




October 10 2018

new york, new release on elsewheremusic:

about (2017)

they knew each other or they heard about each other
they met as the current formation for the first time
during the session they were with their fading sounds
while being together they enjoyed leaving time and space for each other
at times someone moved back to say something from a few steps away
in the end they happened to find themselves elsewhere

Ryoko Akama - electronics
Stephen Chase - guitar
Eleanor Cully - piano
Patrick Farmer - metal percussion
lo wie - tingsha
Stefan Thut - cello

composition by Stefan Thut
project initiated by Ryoko Akama
recorded by Simon Reynell at Phipps Hall, University of Huddersfield on September 30, 2017 
mastered by Taku Unami
produced by Yuko Zama




August 21 - 25 2018

düsseldorf, kunstraum, himmelgeisterstrasse 107

within antoine beuger's project klangraum 'day to day, 2':

apart
zwei, 1-20



July 16 2018 14h - 

bern, länggasse - bremgartenwald

atwain
lo wie: htmnp

Catriel Nievas and Stefan Thut



July 14 2018 19:00, doors at 18:00

zürich, schlosserei nenniger, grubenstrasse 29

Manfred Werder and Stefan Thut



June 17 2018

solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus

wort und klang

18h
Antoine Beuger: to collect and to recite (2017)

20h
Marc Kilchenmann: inner core (2018)
Stefan Thut: afore (2018)
Marianne Schuppe: behind (2018)

Marc Kilchenmann, bassoon and zither
Stefan Thut, cello and zither
Marianne Schuppe, voice and zither joined by Antoine Beuger, voice, for the performance at 18h



May 30 2018 19h

st. petersburg, ligovsky prospect 53, Арт-центр "Пушкинская-10", block B, 2nd floor, 2,04 gallery
Денис Сорокин (Denis Sorokin), electric guitar:

Dante Boon
"Duo (guitar)" (2018)
Stefan Thut
"un/accompanied guitar, 1-32" (2016)



May 27 2018

tokyo, cd released, ftarri 984


taku sugimoto - stefan thut
ten strings, 1-24
mada

Taku Sugimoto - guitar
Stefan Thut - cello

recorded in basel on march 21 2015



May 5 2018

berlin, echo bücher, grüntalerstrasse 9
19h

Release Event for mumei journal SIX: the latest physical edition of mumei publishing. SIX is a collection of text scores with contributions by: Seiji Morimoto, Nomi Epstein, Salome Voegelin, Eva-Maria Houben, Stefan Thut and Yan Jun

performance of selections from SIX by: Heather Frasch, Joe Kudirka (five and seven), Rebecca Lane, Seiji Morimoto, and Koen Nutter



March 24 2018

amsterdam
DNK days project #1

presentation of mumei journal SIX

Ryoko Akama and Heather Frasch

performance of scores by Salomé Voegelin, Seiji Morimoto and
five and seven (2017)



March 17 2018

amsterdam
DNK days event #2

atop (2018), performed by DNK ensemble:
Seamus Cater, Koen Nutters, Martijn Tellinga joined by Stefan Thut

and works by
James Tenney, performed by Mario Calderone Trio, and
Eliane Radigue, performed by Catherine Lamb



February 17 2018 15h

göteborg, konsthallen
levandemusik


Worte und Taten (2018)      Julia Eckhardt
vier, 1-12 (2010)                 Stefan Thut
Notes and Noises (2012)     Dominic Lash
Rydal Mount (2012)            Angharad Davies

performed by themselves



February 5 2018

moscow, auction and museum art4

DianaPlaysPerception:
eine/r, 2 (performed by Polina Momotova)
and scores by Boon, Brandes, Sfirri, Shepard
info



February 2 2018

exeter, st. nicholas' priory
a quiet night in

zwei, 1-20 (performed by Billie Harbottle and Tony Whitehead)
and scores by Daniel Brandes, Jürg Frey, Alison Knowles, Anastassis Philippakopoulos, Christian Wolff



January 20 2018

portland, usa
extradition series, winter concert

five and three boxes (performed by Lee Elderton, Branic Howard, Catherine Lee, Gina Lunde, Rebecca Olason)
and scores by Markus Trunk, Patrick Farmer, Hanna Hartman, Alvin Lucier



October 26 2017 20h

liebefeld, schützenstrasse 14
as part of Schiebung @Kunstraum gepard14 hosted by Strotter Inst.


two strings and four boxes (2017)



October 10 2017 19:30

basel, atelierkonzert, klingentalstrasse 72

and

October 8 2017 20h

solothurn, theater delly


visitors from japan

Ikeda Wakana (flute), Ikeda Yoko (viola), Saeki Minami (voice), Sugimoto Taku (guitar)
meet
Manfred Werder (varia), Stefan Thut (cello) and perform their own works



namsan #26

October 3, 2017
9 - 10:30
london, clissold park

October 2, 2017
10:30 - 23:00
london, abney park and stoke newington church street

lo wie + stefan thut
- htmnp (lo wie)
- imprints, 0 (stefan thut)
- atwain (stefan thut)



October 1 2017

london, cello factory, 35A cornwall rd.
polyproject 8: scripting sound

lo wie, ryoko akama, will montgomery, stefan thut:

20h
CLOUD SCISSORS_trans by lo wie (2017)
proposal six (2016) by ryoko akama
four, four (2016)



September 29 2017

sheffield, access space, 3-7 sidney street

lo wie, ryoko akama, stefan thut:

15h - 18h
open workshop / con-current activity 'back and forth' / book event

20h
CLOUD SCISSORS_trans by lo wie (2017)
proposal one + two (2016) by ryoko akama
away (2017)



July 18 - 23 2017


düsseldorf, kunstraum, himmelgeisterstrasse 107a

klangraum 2017 week 1

along



June 11 2017

solothurn, säulenhalle landhaus

18h
Kunsu Shim: still, hafis, denn auch diese geschichte will ein ende (1998)

20h
Joseph Kudirka: String Trio (2015)
Kunsu Shim: Luftrand (2000)
Joseph Kudirka: new work (2017)
Anton Webern: Satz für Streichtrio (1925)
Þráinn Hjálmarsson: Lucid / Opaque (2015)


Daniela Müller, violin
Andreas Kunz, violin and viola
Stefan Thut, cello

17 - 22h:
Joseph Kudirka: untitled, untitled, untitled (2013)



May 15 2017

aussen raum
cassette release on noticerecordings, portland, US
recorded in 2015 by Seth Cooke, bristol, UK
This version of ‘aussen raum’ – a realisation of Stefan Thut’s text-based score – uses recordings and non-recordings of an oft-ridiculed water feature built atop and supposedly symbolising the redirected and culverted River Frome beneath Bristol’s Harbourside. This botched and banal public art is the centrepiece of a perpetually contested inner-city site in flux over seven centuries. The recording was made in 2015, and the location is being remodelled yet again at the time of writing in 2017.Partially inspired by Bristolian artist Richard Long’s 1967 work ‘A Line Made by Walking’, the piece involved repeatedly treading a single straight path through the fountains and the cascade. Recordings of four of these tracings are presented in this release. It comments on trends and superstitions in field recording – relating to water, human activity positioned in opposition to the ‘natural’, and assumptions about the capability of sound to represent ‘place’. SC
info



April 23 2017 20h

hafnarfjörður, hafnarborg

hljóðön

apart (2017)
Jürg Frey: Ferne Farben (2013), Lieues d'Ombres (2009)
Þráinn Hjálmarsson, Berglind María Tómasdóttir, Stefan Thut

with students from the iceland academy of the arts:
along (2016)

 
 
April 21 2017 13h

reykjavik, iceland academy of the arts

symposium and workshop: music of the wandelweiser

Berglind María Tómasdóttir, composer/performer
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, composer/performer
Stefan Thut, composer/performer
Þráinn Hjálmarsson, composer
Chair: Einar Torfi Einarsson



April 13 2017 19h

buenos aires, caso cnb
música experimental de cámara

works by Gidron, Sabat, Salvatore, Cabado and
vier, fünf

Emiliano Salvatore - guitarra, Tomás Cabado - guitarra, Luciano Vitale - flauta,
Santiago Pedernera - clarinete, Gabriela Areal - cello



April 7 2017 18h

solothurn, theater delly

un/accompanied guitar, 1-32
and works by JS Bach and Daniel Weissberg
Jaap van Bemmelen, guitar
info



April 3 2017

cd-release out on moving furniture records


Cristián Alvear, Cyril Bondi, d'incise:
abc, 1-6
recorded in Santiago de Chile in December 2014
excerpt

reviewed by Sven Schlijper-Karssenberg: vital weekly #1076



March 11 2017 19h


zürich, schlosserei nenniger, grubenstrasse 29

Taku Sugimoto: duo for guitar and violoncello (2017)
Manfred Werder: 3 ausführende (1999-)
Stefan Thut: away (2017)

Taku Sugimoto, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut



March 4 2017 20h

solothurn, theater delly

Gaudenz Badrutt, Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut

abc, 1-6 (2012)
Bryan Eubanks: low frequency group (2010)
Michael Winter: preliminary thoughts (2016)

info



March 3 2017 20h

biel / bienne, stadion gurzelen, falkenstrasse 3

Gaudenz Badrutt, Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut

collective work about the former football stadium



February 17 2017

kaliningrad, art-platform “vorota”

{instead} ensemble:
stefan thut: givens, 1-16 / yuri akbalkan: ÷ ² / manfred werder: 2013 (1-5), 2014 (1) / georgy dorokhov: manifesto-ii
performers: elizaveta akbalkan, violin / gleb dushkin, violin / anna dushkina, viola / alexandra korableva, piano, objects / darya ponomareva, thereminvox / oleg karanov, electronics, laptop / danil akimov, electronics / yuri akbalkan, electronics / denis zapolskiy, gregory korablev, maria konshina, lina wacker, dmitri shmygin, ulyana myzgina, dmitri kulikov, anastasia antypkina, play -devices, objects

info



February 12 2017 20h

amsterdam, vondelkerk
4th day of amsterdam wandelweiser festival
KONZERT MINIMAL performing works by Nutters, Singh, Werder, Beuger, Pisaro and
around (2017)



December 12 2016

bilbao, bizkaia aretoia, avenida abandoibarra, 3

makalakak

10am - 2pm: workshop along movements in space

6pm: four, four; performance along movements in space

workshop participants, Héctor Rey, Antoine Beuger, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut



December 6 2016


cd-release on bruit:



Jonas Kocher plays
Christian Kesten - Untitled (solo for accordion) (2014)
and

Stefan Thut - eine/r 1-6 (2007)

reviewed by julien hérod



February 8 2016

release on intonema

un/even and one (2015)
Yuri Akbalkan, Anna Antipova, Ilia Belorukov, Andrey Popovskiy, Denis Sorokin, Stefan Thut

interview about the release in russian and english



January 12 2016


release on INSUB

one and seven (2015)
Antoine Läng, Alexis Degrenier, Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Patricia Bosshard, Raphael Ortis, Rodolphe Loubatière, Stefan Thut

review (italian)




December 5/6/7 2015 15 - 18h

intervention within the installation 'Rhythms of Presence' by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

at errant bodies project space, berlin

four and one (2015)
Thut’s intervening activities within Tao Vrhovec Sambolec’s installation at Errant Bodies Project Space Berlin involve recording, playback and walking inside the gallery space, mirroring inherent themes of the installation itself. Each one of four sectors of the space is recorded through the resonance of an acoustic instrument evoked by the ‚Rhythms Of Presence’. The recordings obtained are played back at four positions via plates of cardboard. The performing activity is to turn the devices on and off resp. to set them into a state of ‚0‘ resp. ‚1‘. Going from one position to the other equals the change from one state to another within a 4-digit gray-code arranged on a so-called ‚Karnaugh-map‘, a complete cycle encompassing 16 states. The cadence regarding the change within the pattern is reciprocally dependent on the uncontrollable ‚Rhythms Of Presence‘: in reality Thut’s activity is controlled by the unknown passersby. The secondary sound-installation is driven by and derived from the primary setting at Errant Bodies Project Space echoing previous moments in time and producing a bodily inhabitation/intervention. 




July 3/4/5 2015


kunstraum düsseldorf

klangsommer

within works by antoine beuger, eva-maria houben and many others:


ab, 1-60 (120) edition of thirty transparent papers






 















November 14 2014

Španski Borci, ljubljana

as part of: neposlušno - sounddisobedience

two and four (2014)

Radu Malfatti: bass mouthorgan
Stefan Thut: recording / diffusion

For ‚two (performers) and four (playback devices)’ implements a recording session into the actual moment of the performance. The interdependent setting of an instrumentalist and its recordist is the point of departure for the piece. Every instrumental sound is taken as a single incident, being recorded and spatialized thereafter. The quadrupel playback system enables to distribute the sound events in both time and space available. Linear succession of events is gradually expanded to that of a superimposition of events as a concretization of mental processes during the act of listening.



July 15 2014

release on con-v with darius ciuta:
directions

in reference to a wind recording
meteorological data as a scheme for single sound actions
an arrow as the average wind (sound) direction within a unit of time
the arrows to be articulated by two performers individually
a process of accumulation in an arrangement of six parts



March 20, 2014

release:

equinox, solstice (2010)
info

Rhizome.s 4

reviewed by brian olewnick and frans de waard and julien héraud



release:

drei, 1-21 (2009)

johnny chang, violin
sam sfirri, melodica
jürg frey, clarinet


edition wandelweiser records ewr 1308

reviewed by héctor cabrerojulien héraud, brian olewnick and ilja belorukov



April 2 2013
'two strings and boxes' with johnny chang and stefan thut
released on

flexionrecords

reviews
brian olewnick: URL
daniel barbiero: URL
julien héraud: URL

rigobert dittmann (bad alchemy #77):


STEFAN THUT, Komponist & Cellist in Solothurn, und Johny Chang, Komponist & Geiger in Berlin, spielen Two Strings and Boxes (Flexion Records, flex_005) von Thut. Allerdings erklingen dabei nicht ihre gelernten Instrumente, sondern Zither & Object. Ohne Sicht auf das Geschehen, wie es sich am 4. Juni 2012 in der Reithalle Solothurn abspielte, sondieren die Ohren den Hörraum, um ein Schaben, Wischen oder Zittern zu erhaschen, das sich von dem unterscheidet, was man Stille nennt. Thut und Chang sind ebenfalls Mitglieder der Künstlergruppe Wandelweiser, die vor allem Zweierlei eint: Kleinerenteils die aufgehobene Arbeitsteilung zwischen Komponisten und Interpreten. Größerenteils Cage und Wolff verpflichtete Vorlieben für reduzierte, 'stille' und sublime Musiken, auch wenn Michael Pisaro betont, dass 'Wandelweiser' nicht für einen Stil steht. Nicht zufällig ist Radu Malfatti einer von ihnen und zugleich ein Bindeglied zu improvisatorischen Parallelaktionen. Wie beim japanischen Onkyo und den Ästhetiken, wie sie favorisiert werden von Labels wie Erstwhile, Non Visual Objects oder Another Timbre, das die Hochzeit von Indeterminacy und Improvisation mit der 6 x CD-Box Wandelweiser und so weiter feierte, wird der Klang reduziert, verkleinert oder abgeflacht, entsprechend Keith Rowes von fernöstlichen Vorstellungen mitbestimmten 'Ästhetik des Flachen'. Bei Thut ist die Reduktion, man könnte auch sagen: das Wachsen der Stille, besonders extrem. Der Klang abgenagt wie ein blanker Knochen. Schablaute, die wie geblasen, wie gehaucht klingen, wenn es da was zum Blasen gäbe. Dazu fein dröhnende Haltetöne. Ein Feld, das nur von Luft berührt, magnetisiert oder elektrifiziert wird. Bei geschlossenen Lidern erscheint ein Nichtort, ein 'anderer', von menschlichem Wollen und Machen und sogar von Raum und Zeit noch unbestimmter, nur gehegter 'weißer' Fleck. Vielleicht.



cassette-release wm26 on windsmeasurercordings:

stefan thut  am wind
recorded in april and may 2010

taku unami  +-50
performed by taku unami, sine waves and stefan thut, cello

from richard pinnell's review:

What I assume to be the score to am wind is printed onto a beautiful little letterpress card tucked inside the tape’s sleeve. The simple, poetic text score is as follows;

at night
somewhere
close to the wind
(as a field recording: unprocessed)
For this particular realisation of the work Thut has placed a microphone in a position to catch the wind, and has then set the recording down as follows:
am wind 17:00
silence 1:32
am wind 17:00
silence 1:32
So we have a seventeen minute field recording, a break and then another recording of the same length, followed by a contemplative silence and then the end. Its hard to know if there is a purpose for this work other than to create something quite remarkably beautiful, but certainly this much has been achieved. Thut has placed a microphone or two in an urban sight during high winds. For the first part we hear the rush of the wind, strong, picking up even further into billows here and there, I think blowing through trees, maybe in a park or something similar as the song of a few hardy birds can be heard buried amongst it all. Every so often other sounds impact the recording, a distant hum of traffic, other, closer vehicles, the occasional car door closing, dogs barking, and at one point a loud overhead aircraft, the dull roar of which blended beautifully with the wind.
The silence comes with a jolt, and we have time to reset our ears before the next windy recording, this time less dense, with what sounds like a sheet of microphone gain hissing thinly on top of everything. The recording this time may not be out of doors, but somewhere quieter. The wind sound smote muffled, and while external sounds can be heard- more aircraft, maybe even a train, they are buried deeper and it is harder to tell them apart from the sound of the wind. This piece of music is really lovely, the kind of thing I can happily play all day, though being a tape, to listen to it several times in succession as I like to do when reviewing means rewinding it each time. I can’t just press Play again… Thut is one of the most interesting of the newer names working in this area of composition right now. His scores are usually quite beautiful works in themselves, but here the realisation is also a thing of great beauty- a thoughtful and calming work indeed. URL

from adrian dziewanski's review:

"What we call the sound of rain or wind we could better call the sound of plant leaves and branches." – Francisco Lopez.

It wasn't long ago that I came across this quote by Lopez, and I find I'm often bringing it to the fore of my mind when listening and critiquing. It is easy to forget that the sound of rain, wind or snow are directly dictated by the objects and surfaces they strike, and where one may be actively listening in that given space. In relation to Stefan Thut's "am wind" recording, it makes me think of all the possible outcomes of this piece, all the millions of variations that could have surfaced given countless factors, and it makes me realize that it's not about trying to record wind, that's impossible. It's about recording a location that is being activated by wind, and thus dictates that no two recordings of the same weather process can stand alike.
The first of Thut's two wind recordings is a particularly good representation of the sound of low to high velocity winds, while the second is far more settled, with intermittent bursts carrying the sounds of creaking fences in their wake. Wind recordings are hard to do, and Thut does a good job at it, a fine example of the unprocessed field work that Winds Measure goes above and beyond to endorse. URL



cd release on . point engraved glass edition eg.p009:
stefan thut - an ort, 1-9 (2009)
audio extract



photograph taken on october 24th 2009 at the site of recording the piece

The score ‚an ort, 1-9’ refers to the activity of recording sounds outdoors. The repetitive action of recording at one place reflects aspects of infinite appearances of a place. The score suggests a practice performed over the course of a year while the geographic location remains unchanged for the duration of the procedure. From several sound recordings nine segments – equal in their length – are to be stringed together accomplishing the piece in its full length.
Aside of indications about time and place the score provides determining factors such as duration and the number of segments. After having achieved the recordings the exact beginnings and endings will result from a selecting process which is not predetermined in the score. This opens up for further decisions about the outcome of the piece. To choose a uncut segment implies an affirmative approach towards that which occurs in terms of sound.




 innen raum, 1-20 (2009)
recorded on september 21, 9am - september 22, 9am in 2009
installed on nov 5th 2012 at oxford brookes university




cd 'im sefinental'
stefan thut: aussen raum (2008)
manfred werder: 2008(3)
recorded on october 11 2008