Lausanne’s EnsemBle baBel have alongstanding relationship with the work of Christian Marclay, having played hispieces on an international stage since 2012. As part of his residency at hcmf//2018 they perform the UK premiere of To Be Continued, a graphic score conceived by Marclay specificallyfor the ensemble in the form of a 48-page comic-book, alongside two ofMarclay’s ‘video scores’: Fade to Slide and The Belland the Glass, Marclay’s firstendeavor to guide musicians through the use of video, inspired by two ofPhiladelphia’s most famous icons – the Liberty Bell and Marcel Duchamp’s TheBride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors.
Three siblings of the British avant-garde family come together in a resounding collaboration that tests their talents of interpretation and improvisation. Saxophonist John Butcher is joined by drummer Mark Sanders and multi-instrumentalist Steve Beresford, responding to the visual cues of Christian Marclay’s projected musical score Screen Play. Their attempts are complemented by an improvised performance from celebrated experimental cellist Okkyung Lee.