Songs Without Words: Thomas Buckner
The Lab, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR
Robert Ashley Tract
Annea Lockwood Duende
Alvin Lucier Music for Baritone and Slow Sweep Pure Wave Oscillators
Phill Niblock 'As Yet Untitled'
For more than 40 years, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the world of new and improvised music. Buckner has collaborated with a host of new music composers including Robert Ashley, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, and Pauline Oliveros amongst many others. He has made appearances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Herbst Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Ostrava Days Festival, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Songs Without Words, for voice (no text) and electronics presents work written for, and dedicated to Thomas Buckner by some of the most pioneering composers in experimental music.