CURATORIAL

In this tenth instalment, Chris Cutler looks at the human voice and its aesthetic reinventions.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #10, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

In this ninth instalment, Chris Cutler investigates some extraordinary extended techniques for wind instruments and percussion and how they have been used.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #9, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

This auxiliary explores extended techniques for strings.

CURATORIAL

In this eighth instalment, Chris Cutler presents modifications of string instruments that seek to move away from tonality while maintaining coherence.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #8, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

This auxiliary investigates preparations for percussion and extended techniques for piano.

CURATORIAL

PROBES #7 examines some of the preparations applied to percussion and voice before beginning to look at the recovery and invention of extended performance techniques; starting with the piano.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #7, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

This music selection investigates further preparations of stringed and brass instruments, in the quest for novel sounds.

CURATORIAL

This sixth programme draws a map and explores some of the outer reaches of string and wind preparations.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #6, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

This music selection investigates further ways of piano preparations: will the torture never end?

CURATORIAL

More ways to torture pianos, some of them rather extraordinary.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #5, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

In this music selection we look further into sliding pitches, before moving on to wholly unpitched probes that begin to map the many aspects of differentiated noise.

CURATORIAL

From portamenti to the contested territory of noise.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #4, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

In this music selection we look further at probes into pitch, this time through its effective obliteration.

CURATORIAL

This is where pitch becomes weightless and all that is solid melts into air: futurism, noise, electricity, ecstasy and uncertainty. We look at the lure of sliding tones.

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #3, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

Alternative tuning systems based on the naturally occurring harmonic series.

CURATORIAL

Should music be in harmony with the laws of physics, or adjusted to fit the wishful thinking of stave notation?

EXTRA

Transcript of PROBES #2, curated by Chris Cutler.

CURATORIAL

In this music selection we look further at microtonal divisons based on equal temperament.

CURATORIAL

As music moved from eye to ear following the invention of the phonograph, composers began to listen to the notes between the lines and spaces.

EXTRA

Transcript of our new Curatorial series PROBES #1, curated by Chris Cutler.

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