13TH OF APRIL 2019 3-5pm & 6-8pm
As part of Annika Kahrs' exhibition the billion year spree, Flat Time House is delighted to host performance by Kahrs within her exhibition and the domestic environment of Flat Time House. She will be joined by the composer Louis d'Heudieres with a special concert.
There are two events beginning at 3pm and at 5pm.
Concert: Louis d’Heudieres, it’s about time
Performance: Annika Kahrs, think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed
Tickets are pay what you can, but numbers are strictly limited.
Annika Kahrs b. 1984 is an artist who primarily works with film, performance and installation. In her work she examines representation and interpretation; she is interested in both social and scientific constructs, as well as evolved organic relations such as those between humans and animals. Her films oscillate between obvious staging and documentary-like observation. Music is very important in her films; through her selection, and the ensuing adjustments during the editing process, the score turns to film, and, subsequently, this film as score can turn into another film in the viewer’s mind.
Annika Kahrs has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships including the George-Maciunas-Förderpreis in 2012, and first prize at the 20th Bundeskunstwettbewerb of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2011. Kahrs has exhibited internationally, including at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, On the Road exhibition in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil, Hamburger Kunsthalle, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and the Velada de Santa Lucia festival in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Louis d'Heudieres is a composer based in London since 2006. He has written music for (amongst others) Ensemble Nadar (Belgium), soundinitiative (France), Maulwerker (Germany), orkest de ereprijs (Netherlands), An Assembly (UK), Bastard Assignments (UK), x.y ensemble (UK), Juliet Fraser (UK), Jennifer Walshe (EI/UK), jetpack bellerive (Switzerland), Joseph Houston (UK), Antoine Francoise (Switzerland), and Eliza McCarthy (UK).
His work has been performed at concert series and festivals such as the Darmstadt International Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik, Labor Sonor, Unehörte Musik (Germany), Atlas Festival (Netherlands), Espace des Arts Sans Frontieres (France), No Hay Banda (Canada), Spectrum (US), Kammer Klang, Occupy the Pianos, An Assembly, Bastard Assignments (UK). He has collaborated with artist Annika Kahrs on several projects, leading to performances and installations at the Berliner Festspiele, Maerzmuzik, and SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin. He directed and translated the first French version of Tim Parkinson's opera Time With People, with the Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain and Hochschule fur Kunst Bern in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. His works have been played multiple times on national radio stations such as BBC Radio 3, Resonance 104.4FM (UK), DR P2 (Denmark), and Deutschlandfunk Kultur (Germany), and his music has been released on CD on the Danish CDKlassisk label.
Some of the themes Louis's work explores are human minds and bodies as sonic/cognitive filters, vulnerability and failure in concert settings, and personal relationships with pieces of music.Since around 2015 he has been writing almost exclusively using sound as a medium for notation. He is currently studying for a PhD in composition at Bath Spa University with James Saunders as main supervisor and Matthew Shlomowitz as external supervisor. His chapter 'Colourful Interactions: composers, theatrical scores, and music as performance' was published inCollaborative and Distributed Processes in Contemporary Music-Making,ed. Lauren Redhead and Richard Glover(Cambridge Scholars Press, October 2018).