Room II, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
In a collaboration between Christian Marclay and the London Sinfonietta, some of the world’s most renowned contemporary musicians have been invited to stage performances, including new compositions and live improvisation sessions.The first session this Saturday will be Laurent Estoppey.
Laurent Estoppey divides his life between the United States and Switzerland. As a saxophonist, Estoppey plays in orchestras, founds many chamber music projects, performs many compositions created for him, but is also very involved in the improvised music scene. As a composer, he writes for concerts, sound installations, as well as movies (video art and documentaries). His influences come from the written musics of the 20th and 21st centuries (minimalism and spectralism, among others), the popular music of today (hip-hop, electro, rock) and increasingly the arts and contemporary movements (visual art, dance, literature…). Estoppey is the artistic director of Swiss ensemble baBel, which collaborates regularly with Christian Marclay, performing pieces such as Screen Play, The Bell & the Glass, Shuffle and Graffiti Composition in Switzerland and Italy.