Manfred Werder interview

May 31, 2015 - interviews / news

The interview with Manfred followed our first meeting in London during one of my regular trips down from Huddersfield while my wife was doing a postgrad at the RCM. Manfred was there for six months on a residency, and Tim and I met up with him in a bar in Whitechapel to discuss his work. I’d found out about the Wandelweiser composers just before then, and was very pleased to meet Manfred shortly afterwards. It’s been fascinating to see the way his work has developed since this interview, moving more towards abstraction in the way the scores are constituted, and a related softening of the formalism of pieces like the ausführende series.

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