Our Mission
  Contact Us
  Become a Member
  Support
  Workshops
  Youth Ensemble
  Past Events
  Links

Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education

Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers
.

Subscribe to email list

 


CONNECT
Blog
Facebook

Twitter
Arts Houston
Flickr










Nameless Sound

presents
Biliana Voutchkova & Michael Thieke







Voutchkova Thieke Duo

photo: Lora Vasileva



14 Pews
  800 Aurora St, HOUSTON, TX  77009


  Friday December 9, 2016
8PM


                                                                                          
Number of Tickets


      
$13|$10 student |FREE under 18

Voutchkova/Thieke Duo

Biliana Voutchkova
(Bulgaria/Berlin) - violin, voice
Michael Thieke (Berlin) - clarinet

1st set: Free improvisation
2nd set: Blurred Music

"Blurred Music” derives from the duplication of various material in which the duo's own tape-recordings are almost identically duplicated by the live performance. The transitions between composition and improvisation grow vague losing their sharp edges.


The music of the Voutchkova/Thieke duo focuses on micro tonality, imagery and intensely dynamic, but often slowly moving soundscapes - chiseled beauty and expressive communication fully formed. Violinist Biliana Voutchkova and clarinetist Michael Thieke have worked together intensively within (and in between) both compositional and improvisational methods since 2011. Their ongoing investigation of these processes has led them to their current project, “Blurred Music”. 

The granulation of sound into exquisite detail was once the field of the electronic music composer. But, a new type of instrumental virtuosity has been mastered by artists such as Voutchkova and Thieke. Emerging from experimental and improvisational practices, it’s a virtuosity that puts a lens on the particles of sound within sounds. And through deconstruction of (traditionally conceived) instrumental tone, these granulated particles of sound became the material of a whole new world of music being created on the same old instruments. After all, instruments are just tools. Musical shifts occur from how we listen to sounds, what we perceive in them, as well as how our listening affects our relationship with the world.      

Much of music’s movement toward micro-elements manifested through compositional processes, into forms of chiseled and austere beauty. But an increased expressivity has entered experimental music through the immediacy, intimacy and interactivity of improvisation. As a result of their close collaboration, Voutchkova and Thieke have developed a strong interest in exploring the granulated particles that increase the sensitivity of perception for themselves and their audiences. They deliver the findings of these explorations with intensity and feeling.

Links:


http://www.bilianavoutchkova.net/
http://www.michael-thieke.de/
https://vimeo.com/94640632


This project is supported by:

Goethe Institut     Trust for Mutual Understanding