“Puts listeners into a state of deep, emotionally charged calm.” —Freistil (Austria)
In a unique seating arrangement and surround-sound configuration, Robin Hayward’s self-designed microtonal tuba and contrabassist Christopher Williams’ slow bows meld in an unearthly fusion of overtones, undertones, noise, bodily rhythms, and spatial resonance. As the duo Reidemeister Move, they push the possibilities of long tones, natural harmonies, and low instruments in two works: Arcanum 17, developed with sound artist Charlie Morrow and set in his 3D multichannel environment; and Hayward’s Borromean Rings, a sustained-tone piece in just intonation for acoustic tuba and contrabass. Reidemeister Move’s work with Berlin’s echtzeitmusik scene and La Monte Young’s legendary Theatre of Eternal Music grounds its precise and immersive sound. Their name is an homage to the mathematical theory of knots.
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff