As part of Sadik Kwaish Alfraji’s exhibition A Language Under My Skin, W139 will host a concert by The Names. Shaped by the ideas of critical music, listening and sounding practices, and the position of the post-musical, The Names combines playing musical material with reflections on public space, society, and the world of ideas at large.
The Piece DH (Doug Hammond), composed by The Names initiator Koen Nutters, is an extended structure for modal improvisation based on the letters of the name of Doug Hammond: composer, drummer, musician, poet, and educator. The Names is a new Berlin/Amsterdam/Heerlen collective of creative musicians playing open, yet melodic, pieces in a Cage/Oliveros informed spectrum of improvised strategies and open-ended compositions.
Harry Golden – tuba
Marielle Groven – violin
Aimée Theriot – cello
Koen Nutters – bass, composition
Gert-Jan Prins – percussion