Let the composer, instrument builder and artist draw you into his contemporary soundscapes, inspired by gnostic texts, early renaissance choral music and Eastern European mythologies.
By reworking ancient woodwind instrument designs into 3D-printed reed instruments, the Polish-born and London based audiovisual artist Wojciech Rusin finds a modern approach to haunting music steeped in history and tradition. On his debut album The Funnel (2019), the composer, instrument builder and artist combined his self-built electro-acoustic instruments with evocative field recordings from the Port Talbot Steelwork and esoteric vocals drawn from alchemical texts and renaissance polyphony.
During the Rewire 2021 - online edition, Rusin interpreted this affecting piece of chamber-musique-concrète with a specially-formed ensemble of a string trio (Freda D’souza, David Denyer, Khabat Abas), soprano (Eden Girma) and a video artist (Stefan Goodchild). Performed and recorded live at Kings Place Chamber Hall in London, Rusin takes us on a journey into a sonic landscape that joins the dots between modern composition, field recording, folk and sound design.
Wojciech Rusin’s performance is part of our series of archival recordings from past Rewire editions. For our 2021 festival we presented an expansive online edition in May, comprising a number of innovative and remotely-staged performances from artists across the world.