Duo Eilts/Tonelli (Bernd Ihno Eilts and Chris Tonelli): Untitled Improvisation! Recorded live at “Does It Have A Name” at ARTisBOOKshop, Groningen, The Netherlands, October 31 – 2019. Video + edit by Bernd Ihno Eilts, kindly assisted by Maria Palomeque.
Description of the work: Improvisational arts have the function of focusing the attention of improvisers on their immediate context. Practicing embeddedness in and focused attention to the material present, to material context, is, for many improvisers (Pauline Oliveros, for instance, whose Deep Listening practices challenge one to attend as deeply as possible to the sonic materiality of the present) a lifelong learning process. Eilts and Tonelli perform a vocal improvisation beginning with silent attention to their context until they are moved to respond and continue responding to the sonic environment, perceived human energies, and materialities they find themselves present to. The whole performance is instantly composed, is completely free improvised and acoustic.