Book Launch in London at the Vortex Jazz ClubCall and Response by Christian Marclay & Steve Beresford
Sunday, June 26 at 6 pm
Christian Marclay and Steve Beresford will talk with publisher Lisa Pearson about their collaboration Call and Response. Afterward, renowned pianist Pat Thomas will play Beresford’s scores. It’s a free event and not to be missed!
Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
n.b. It was really fantastic—packed house and lively conversation with outstanding audience questions (thanks, Tim Rutherford-Jones!). We’ll post some video outtakes at some point. In the meantime, Beresford and Marclay on the left, Thomas on the right…
about the authors and performer
Visual artist and composer Christian Marclay (b. 1955) is renowned internationally for his playful, experimental fusion of sound, video, collage, performance, and sculpture. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 for his 24-hour video The Clock, Marclay is a pioneering artist who locates sound, music, and sensory experience in environments and media that one might never consider auditory. Christian Marclay Translating, a large-scale solo exhibition, opened in November at the Museum of Contemporary Art Japan and runs through February 23, 2022.
Steve Beresford (b. 1950) is a British multi-instrumentalist (including the euphonium and various toy instruments) and composer with an extensive discography who has collaborated frequently with artist Christian Marclay, lectured on and performed works by John Cage, worked with pop artists like Ray Davies, The Slits, and The Flying Lizards, and was a member of the legendary Portsmouth Sinfonia.
Pat Thomas (b. 1960) has been playing the piano since the age of eight. By sixteen he was a serious performer of jazz improvisation. He has performed with Mike Cooper, Geoff Hawkins, Steve Beresford, Jimmy Carl Black, John Zorn, and many others. He is currently playing solo as well as with the ensembles/groups Educated Guess, Black Top, Scatter, Valid Tractor, and more.
Beresford Signing at the Small Publishers Fair in LondonSaturday, October 29, 1–4 pm
A little celebration of Call and Response hosted by Bookartbookshop—with fizz!
Call and Response
Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)
Edited by Joe Biel and Richard Kraft with an afterword by David W. Rose
✼ natalie’s upstate weather report:
july 31, 2023 — It has been a wet and gray summer all around. Poet Keith Waldrop passed away a few days ago. Siglio had the immense honor to publish Keith’s luminescent collages—edited by the dearest of Siglio friends, artist-writer Robert Seydel—and the great luck to enter Keith and his soulmate Rosmarie’s rich and multifarious world of poetry, translation, publishing, community. No, not world; rather, galaxy, universe, cosmos. Their collaboration on the insistently vanguard Burning Deck Press chartered the outer reaches, yielding an indispensable map for siglio—and many other small presses.[...]