Ed Williams and Anouck Genthon
Early Music Concert
Based between Marseille and Basel, Ed Williams is a harpsichordist, guitarist and composer in early music, noise improvisation and experimental composition. They have released music on Editions Wandelweiser, Insub. Records and others, and play with the Insub Meta Orchestra. They hold ABRSM Grade 8 in Harpsichord and Classical Guitar and have studied electroacoustic and chamber composition, working with various early instruments on open compositions that combine 16th-century improvisation methods with contemporary performance practice, exploring care and risk-taking collaborative processes through deep, iterative exploration of tones and timbres.
Born in France, Anouck Genthon is a violinist, improviser and ethnomusicologist based in Geneva (CH). She anchors her work in the development of her own improvised language through the experience of sound and listening. She likes to engage in transversal forms of research forms and she plays in various contexts at the crossroads of improvised, experimental, contemporary, electroacoustic and traditional music through projects ranging from solo to large ensemble. Her work is published by Wide Ear Records, Newwaveofjazz, Another Timbre, Confront Recordings, Pan y rosas discos, UNRec, Insub. Records, Le petit label, Thödol, Gamut Edition. She is the author of “Fictation” (Gamut, 2020) and “Tuareg Music. From political symbolism to aesthetic singularization” (L’Harmattan, 2012).