lovemusic collective

Concert – (l) Autre

lovemusic collective

Saturday 6/4/23, 8pm
Duration, 75 mins
Tickets: €16/14

Lara Gallagher (IR) Leap of Foals’ (Aill na Searrach as Gaeilge)*, installation / performance work in collaboration with lovemusic (2024)
Finbar Hosie (UK/FR) The Hyacinth Garden* for performer, clarinet, viola, e-guitar, electronics and light installation (2023)
Ann Cleare (IR) eyam iii (if it’s living somewhere outside of you), for bass flute and two shadow instruments (2015)
Bára Gísladóttir (IS) Rage against reply guy, for bass clarinet, violin, cello, e-guitar and electronics (2021)
Sasha Blondeau (FR)Autres inapproprié·es*, for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, e-guitar and electronics (2024)
Neil Luck (UK) Deepy Kaye, for performer, viola, cello and video (2018)

Emiliano Gavito, flute
Adam Starkie, clarinet/bass clarinet
Emily Yabe, violin/viola
Lola Malique, cello
Christian Lozano Sedano, e-guitar
Finbar Hosie, electronics

Drawing on diverse inspirations such as television, online trolling, academic theory, and literature, (L) AUTRE juxtaposes intense outbursts of anger with mysterious predictions from an inept clairvoyant, while David Patrick Kelley deftly wheels a deck of cards alongside a haunting bass flute solo.

In this new project lovemusic delve into the concept of otherness - the state of being different and foreign to one's identity, labelling individuals as subordinate and excluding them from social norms. The starting point for this project was a collaboration with Sasha Blondeau on a new work Autres inapproprié•es which forms part of their new cycle of works "Devenir|s mutant es". Referencing Trinh Minh-ha's theory and Donna Haraway's Cyborg concept this new work questions identity and difference. Works by Neil Luck, Ann Cleare, and Bára Gísladóttir explore themes ranging from acting to meditations on self and the power of anonymity while Finbar Hosie's The Hyacinth Garden, through vignettes of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, explores disillusionment in the society we live in. (L) AUTRE begins with a new installation/performance work by Lara Gallagher exploring found sounds and materials developing interactions between traditional and digital instruments, transferring the audience’s perception as the work unfolds.

"lovemusic really offers a new approach to the idea of a concert, based on exchange, and thought of like an urban breath of fresh air”. Christian Wolff - DNA

lovemusic is a collective of musicians specialised in new music based in Strasbourg. Working with composers on new and exciting works that will enrich the musical world is at the heart of their project. This means collaborating with artists who wish to create new music together, in which both composer musicians are actively involved in the creative process. They aim to dismantle the patriarchal and hierarchical systems ingrained in the new music world, creating a safe and inclusive environment in which musicians can decide for themselves how they contribute to each project, the music they perform, and the composers they wish to work with.

The members of lovemusic have diverse backgrounds and tastes, which nourish the choices of the music they perform. They welcome the multiplicity of aesthetics that new music today offers, and their programs are the result of extensive research, allowing them to program creatively and bring new voices to new audiences. Diversity is important to them, and they strive to program music that takes into consideration ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity. The way in which they present music on stage is always taken into consideration. They perform un-conducted, which creates not only intimate bonds between the musicians but also an active and exciting connection with the public. lovemusic enjoy working with lighting, video, and scenography, which contribute to creating an immersive listening experience. The collective's concerts are colourful, fun, and innovative, drawing the public into their diverse musical world.

This project was made possible through the generous support of Diaphonique, Franco-British fund for contemporary music, in partnership with the SACEM, the Friends of the French Institute Trust, the British Council, the Institut français, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, the Centre National de la Musique, Creative Scotland and the Salabert Fondation.