REIDMEISTER MOVE (Berlin)
Robin Hayward – tuba; Christopher Williams – contrabass
JESSE KUDLER (Philadelphia)
pipe organ solo
The Berlin-based Reidemeister Move pushs the possibilities of long tones in natural harmonies for low instruments. Hayward's self-designed microtonal tuba and contrabassist Williams' slow bows meld in an unearthly fusion of overtones, undertones, noise, bodily rhythms, and spatial resonance. The members' work with Berlin's echtzeitmusik scene and LaMonte Young's legendary Theatre of Eternal Music grounds RM's precise and immersive sound. Formed in 2011, the duo can be heard on Corvo Records and Recital Recordings, as well as venues across Europe and North America. Their name is an homage to the mathematical theory of knots.
Jesse Kudler is a musician, composer, performer, and sound artist using improvisation, collaboration, and site-specificity to examine modes and practices of listening. He works with field recordings, guitar, electronics, synthesizers, radios, tapes, and text. In 2015 he collaborated with Chris Forsyth to make an evening-length work for pipe organ and guitar at Christ Church. More recently he created a new work for "Organ for the Senses, San Diego" in 2017.