In relation to Beatrice's latest film, The Future's Getting Old Like The Rest Of Us, currently on view in the Sackler Center for Arts Eduction, Beatrice Gibson, Will Holder and John Tilbury will perform a close reading of a graphic score, exploring issues around movement, authorship and interpretation.
John Tilbury (b. 1936) is a British pianist. He is considered one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldman's music, and since 1980 has been a member of the free improvisation group AMM. During the 1960s, Tilbury was closely associated with the composer Cornelius Cardew, whose music he has interpreted and recorded. He was also a member of the Scratch Orchestra. His biography of Cardew, Cornelius Cardew – A life Unfinished was published in 2008. Tilbury has also recorded the works of Howard Skempton and John White, among many others, and more recently has performed adaptations of the radio plays of Samuel Beckett.
Beatrice Gibson (b.1978)is an artist based in London. Her work explores ideas around voice, speech, collective production and the problems of representation. Referencing the tradition of experimental music, Gibson's films are often collaborative and participatory, employing the logic of the graphic score as a paradigm for production. She is currently working on a new book with editor and designer Will Holder.
Will Holder (b.1969) works as a writer, editor, performer and book designer. His work investigates the gap between language and object and the transformative processes at play in the act of publishing. Holder is editor of the Journal F.R.David and since 2004 has been working with musicologist Alex Waterman on Yes, But is it Edible?, a scored biography of Robert Ashley.