Saturday, January 5, 2013

scores 2004 - 2016

verlauf;  violine, violoncello, klavier, 1-13;  eine/r, 1-6;  drei, 1-10;  vier, 1-22;  aussen raum;  eine/r, 2;  zwei, 1-20;  vier, fünf;  an ort, 1-9;  innen raum, 1-20;  drei, 1-21;  some, 1-4;  many, 1-4;  am wind;  ab, 1-10;  vier, 1-12;  sechs;  equinox;  solstice;  imprints, 1-7;  eight strings, 1-5;  sieben, 1-4;  sieben, 5-9;  sieben, 10-12;  sieben, 13-18;  a volume or two;  abc, 1-6;  givens, 1-16;  two strings and boxes;  one and three boxes;  five and three boxes;  seven and three boxes;  keys, 1-20;  reeds, strings, boxes;  one and two boxes;  one and three boxes, 1-3;  two and four;  four and two, 1-9;  six and two, 1-2;  one and two; ten strings, 1-24; two and two, 1-14; un/even and one; one and seven; ab, 1-60 (120); four and one; un/accompanied guitar, 1-32; two strings and three; four, four; along; around; away;

Composer, cellist and performer Stefan Thut is interested in processes and scores being relatively determined but still unpredictable in their sonic results. Aside of instrumenting in traditional ways phonographies as well as everyday material serve as components in his work. Notably cardboard and paper play a role in his latest series begun with ‚two strings and boxes’. The box’ multi-functionality as space, vehicle and resonator contributes to fundamentals of his scores. His recent scores were realized at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf, Spanski Borci Ljubljana, Gez-21 St. Petersburg and Säulenhalle Landhaus Solothurn where he curates a concert series.

April 7 2017 18h

solothurn, theater delly

un/accompanied guitar, 1-32
and works by JS Bach and Daniel Weissberg
Jaap van Bemmelen, guitar

March 11 2017 19h

zürich, schlosserei nenniger, grubenstrasse 29

Taku Sugimoto: duo for guitar and violoncello (2017)
Manfred Werder: 3 ausführende (1999-)
Stefan Thut: away (2017)

Taku Sugimoto, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut

March 4 2017 20h

solothurn, theater delly

Gaudenz Badrutt, Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut

abc, 1-6 (2012)
Bryan Eubanks: low frequency group (2010)
Michael Winter: preliminary thoughts (2016)


March 3 2017 20h

biel / bienne, stadion gurzelen, falkenstrasse 3

Gaudenz Badrutt, Bryan Eubanks, Stefan Thut

collective work about the former football stadium

February 17 2017

kaliningrad, art-platform “vorota”

{instead} ensemble:
stefan thut: givens, 1-16 / yuri akbalkan: ÷ ² / manfred werder: 2013 (1-5), 2014 (1) / georgy dorokhov: manifesto-ii
performers: elizaveta akbalkan, violin / gleb dushkin, violin / anna dushkina, viola / alexandra korableva, piano, objects / darya ponomareva, thereminvox / oleg karanov, electronics, laptop / danil akimov, electronics / yuri akbalkan, electronics / denis zapolskiy, gregory korablev, maria konshina, lina wacker, dmitri shmygin, ulyana myzgina, dmitri kulikov, anastasia antypkina, play -devices, objects


February 12 2017 20h

amsterdam, vondelkerk
4th day of amsterdam wandelweiser festival
KONZERT MINIMAL performing works by Nutters, Singh, Werder, Beuger, Pisaro and
around (2017)

February 5 2017

cd-preview on moving furniture records

Cristián Alvear, Cyril Bondi, D'Incise:
abc, 1-6

January 21 2017 19h

biel, la voirie

with Hans Koch at the hugo panzer festival

December 12 2016

bilbao, bizkaia aretoia, avenida abandoibarra, 3


10am - 2pm: workshop along movements in space

6pm: four, four; performance along movements in space

workshop participants, Héctor Rey, Antoine Beuger, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut

December 6 2016

cd-release on bruit:

Jonas Kocher plays
Christian Kesten - Untitled (solo for accordion) (2014)
Stefan Thut - eine/r 1-6 (2007)

November 19 2016 20h

tokyo, ftarri

vier, fünf

and a work by ryoko akama (3+3=3)

suidobashi chamber ensemble: Wakana Ikeda (flute), Taku Sugimoto (guitar), Yoko Ikeda (viola), Aya Naito (bassoon), Masahiko Okura (clarinet)

October 27 2016 10:30 - 11:30h


within a zone of mushrooms

Sugimoto - Thut

October 26 2016

solothurn, kunstmuseum

zur Ausstellung Zeit verstreichen - Moment und Dauer in der Gegenwartskunst

17h - Prélude im Park

imprints, 1-4
Manfred Werder: ein(e) ausführende(r)

19h - Konzert im Museum

two strings and three
Manfred Werder: 5 ausführende
Taku Sugimoto: quintet

Yoko Ikeda, Wakana Ikeda, Taku Sugimoto, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut

October 25 2016 20h

zürich, stolze 18

Yoko Ikeda, Wakana Ikeda, Taku Sugimoto, Manfred Werder, Stefan Thut

October 1 2016 17-19h

münchen, haus der kunst

eine/r, 1-6
one and four boxes


July 18 2016 20h

london, cafe oto

and works by
Nomi Epstein, Billie Howard, James E. Klopfleisch, Colin Wambsgans, Bruno Guastalla, Angharad Davies

Set Ensemble with Nomi Epstein

June 7 2016 19:30h

basel, atelierkonzert, klingentalstrasse 72

d’incise: Appalachian Anatolia (14th century)
Nicolás Carrasco Díaz: intemperie #7, #9

Cristián Alvear Montecino, Christian Müller, Stefan Thut

June 6 2016 21h

biel-bienne, la voirie

Santiago Astaburuaga: pieza de escucha I
Nicolás Carrasco Díaz: intemperie #8
Stefan Thut: un/accompanied guitar, 1-32
Yuri Akbalkan: 0.1

Cristián Alvear Montecino, Christian Müller, Stefan Thut

June 5 2016

säulenhalle landhaus solothurn

Nicolás Carrasco Díaz: soporte #2 [mi fin es mi comienzo] (2014), intemperie #13 and #14 (2014/15)
Santiago Astaburuaga: la perpetuidad del esbozo (2011)

Jürg Frey: Guitarist, alone (2013)
Stefan Thut: one and seven (2015)

Cristián Alvear Montecino, Antoine Läng, Alexis Degrenier, Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Patricia Bosshard, Raphaël Ortis, Rodolphe Loubatière, Stefan Thut

May 22 2016 19h

the sump, 1563 decatur st, queens, ny 11385
vier, 1-12

diffusion of d'incise's four-channel version
among works by Yuzo Kako, Janiv Oron, Elias Merino and a live-set by Colliding Fields, Richard Garet and Zimoun

May 11 2016 19:30

sheffield, over the top, king field rd

May 10 2016 19:30

leeds, LIME

ab, 1-60 (120)
imprints, 1-7

Rishin Singh

March 24 2016 20h

solothurn, second hand - les belles choses, löwengasse 16

Michael Pisaro: Irais, serais, dirais [harmony series no. 8e]
distance between two (2) (Belorukov / Thut - ending with Daniil Pilchen's produced under control)

Ilia Belorukov, Stefan Thut

February 17 2016 19h

turku, b-galleria

Taku Sugimoto: mada (2014)
Johnny Chang: "I walk out of the terrain with counting steps" (2013)
Stefan Thut: abc, 1-6 (2012)

Ilia Belorukov, Lauri Hyvärinen, Stefan Thut

February 16 2016 20h

helsinki, vaipaan taiteen tila

un/even and one (2015)
Ilia Belorukov, Seidi Guzejev, Lauri Hyvärinen, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Stefan Thut

distance between two (Belorukov / Thut)

February 15 2016 17 - 20h

helsinki, vaipaan taiteen tila

activation of found spaces through the field
workshop, collective action

February 10 2016 20:30 h

jerusalem, hanson house

drei, 1-21
Tom Soloveitsik, Yoni Niv, Dan Weinstein
aside Ido Govrin's reading of his texts

February 8 2016

release on intonema

un/even and one (2015)
Yuri Akbalkan, Anna Antipova, Ilia Belorukov, Andrey Popovskiy, Denis Sorokin, Stefan Thut

interview about the release in russian and english

January 13 2016 20h

santiago de chile, diagonal rancagua 891, providencia

two and four (2014)
Christian Müller
Cristián Alvear

January 12 2016

release on INSUB

one and seven (2015)
Antoine Läng, Alexis Degrenier, Cyril Bondi, d'incise, Patricia Bosshard, Raphael Ortis, Rodolphe Loubatière, Stefan Thut

review (italian)

December 5/6/7 2015 15 - 18h

intervention within the installation 'Rhythms of Presence' by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec

at errant bodies project space, berlin

four and one (2015)
Thut’s intervening activities within Tao Vrhovec Sambolec’s installation at Errant Bodies Project Space Berlin involve recording, playback and walking inside the gallery space, mirroring inherent themes of the installation itself. Each one of four sectors of the space is recorded through the resonance of an acoustic instrument evoked by the ‚Rhythms Of Presence’. The recordings obtained are played back at four positions via plates of cardboard. The performing activity is to turn the devices on and off resp. to set them into a state of ‚0‘ resp. ‚1‘. Going from one position to the other equals the change from one state to another within a 4-digit gray-code arranged on a so-called ‚Karnaugh-map‘, a complete cycle encompassing 16 states. The cadence regarding the change within the pattern is reciprocally dependent on the uncontrollable ‚Rhythms Of Presence‘: in reality Thut’s activity is controlled by the unknown passersby. The secondary sound-installation is driven by and derived from the primary setting at Errant Bodies Project Space echoing previous moments in time and producing a bodily inhabitation/intervention. 

October 24 2015
16:50 / 18:12 / 19:34

solo cello at klang im dach, münchen

Carlo Inderhees: 1 Stimme2 / 1 Stimme3 / 1 Stimme6

October 9 2015 21h

cruce, c/ dr. fourquet, 5, madrid

some, 1-4
Johnny Chang / colectivo maDam

September 18 2015

release on ex-nihilorecords

eine/r, 1-6 (2007)
Tomas Gris
David Area

July 3/4/5 2015

kunstraum düsseldorf


within works by antoine beuger, eva-maria houben and many others:

ab, 1-60 (120) edition of thirty transparent papers

June 22 2015 14-23h

experimental sound gallery st. petersburg

Stefan Thut: lecture/workshop 
activation of found spaces through the field

Antoine Beuger: ashbery tunings for ten

Stefan Thut: un/even and one (2015) 
Mark Hannesson: hoarfrost (2014) 
Craig Shepard: heartbeat (2) (1998) 
Carlo Inderhees: acht minuten (1997) 
Daniel Brandes: intimations of melody (2012) 
Eva-Maria Houben: aeolian harp (2009) 
Taylan Susam: for joseph kudirka (2006)

April 26 2015 20h

säulenhalle landhaus solothurn

Lucio Capece: Modes Study (2015)
Stefan Thut: two and two, 1-14 (2015)

April 4 2015 afternoon

two in two cavities
47° 11′ 24.64″ N
7° 31′ 43.89″ E

Derek Shirley / Stefan Thut: performance, recording

March 21 2015 21:00h

oslo10, basel

Taku Sugimoto (guit): new work
Stefan Thut (vc): ten strings, 1-24

March 18 2015 20:30h

DUPLEX, 9 rue des amis, les grottes, genève

Taku Sugimoto (guit): new work
Stefan Thut (vc): ten strings, 1-24

March 17

release on speculationseditions

zwei, 1-20 (2008)
Matt Earnshaw
Joshua Adam Acosta

February 25 2015 20h

holy trinity church, london

as part of: A Few Silence

two (strings) and boxes
and works by G. Douglas Barrett, Jürg Frey, Antoine Beuger

curated by John Lely; Mira Benjamin, Alex Kolkowski, Tim Parkinson, James Saunders

February 20 2015 20h

künstlerhaus s11, solothurn

illogical harmonies: Johnny Chang, vl - Mike Majkowski, cb & Stefan Thut, vc

improvisation and a composition by Kirill Shirokov (for violin, violoncello and double bass)

November 14 2014

Španski Borci, ljubljana

as part of: neposlušno - sounddisobedience

two and four (2014)

Radu Malfatti: bass mouthorgan
Stefan Thut: recording / diffusion

For ‚two (performers) and four (playback devices)’ implements a recording session into the actual moment of the performance. The interdependent setting of an instrumentalist and its recordist is the point of departure for the piece. Every instrumental sound is taken as a single incident, being recorded and spatialized thereafter. The quadrupel playback system enables to distribute the sound events in both time and space available. Linear succession of events is gradually expanded to that of a superimposition of events as a concretization of mental processes during the act of listening.

October 26 2014 20h

galéria mérida, mérida

as part of Cha'ak'ab Paaxil 2014

ab, 1-10
and works by Manfred Werder and Antoine Beuger

Cristián Alvear: guitar
Greg Stuart: percussion

October 19 2014 20:30h

ausland, berlin

OBLIQ with Stefan Thut

September 27/28

studio z, st paul, minneapolis

wandelweiser festival, premiering nine new works by:
Antoine Beuger: desert into dwelling place
Dante Boon: st. paul
Johnny Chang: citara I/II
Jürg Frey: Movement, Ground, Fragility
Eva-Maria Houben: places to listen
Radu Malfatti: Kyougo
Michael Pisaro: Extinguished
Stefan Thut: six and two, 1-2
Manfred Werder: 2014(2)

September 7 2014 16:45h

Platz Ort Wort Klang forum schlossplatz aarau

one and two, 2014
along works by Jürg Frey and Manfred Werder

August 28 2014 20h

club le larraskito, bilbao

eine/r, 1-6
Héctor Rey, violin

and music by azunak, douglas barrett/konbo sekreo, miquel parera and a video by berta escalas

August 27 2014 20h

stolze 18, 8006 zürich

collaboration with Johnny Chang

August 24 2014 16h

Journées de la Création Musicale Suisse 2014 Cernier (NE)

à l'écoute - près du verger

one and two (2014)
microphone, zither, devices, speakers

Jürg Frey: équilibre fragile (2014)
Manfred Werder: 2014/2

July 22 2014

video shooting about 'imprints, 2':

July 15 2014

release on con-v with darius ciuta:

in reference to a wind recording
meteorological data as a scheme for single sound actions
an arrow as the average wind (sound) direction within a unit of time
the arrows to be articulated by two performers individually
a process of accumulation in an arrangement of six parts

June 22 2014

release on diafani with bruno duplant:
the fullest extent of possible movements in two particular places

reviewed by brian olewnick

June 16, 2014, 21:30h

cave12, genève

Stefan Thut: four and two, 1-9 (2014)
Radu Malfatti: shoguu (2013)

Johnny Chang, Jonas Kocher, Radu Malfatti, Stefan Thut

June 15, 2014, 18/19/20h

säulenhalle landhaus solothurn

18h: four concurrent solo-performances by
Johnny Chang: Transference & Transmission (5) - utterances of viola, saxophone, electric guitar
Jonas Kocher: improvisation
Radu Malfatti: claude-lorrain 1
Stefan Thut: imprints, 4

19h: entr'acte
Patrick Farmer: This has already had a history (3)

20h: two compositions for quartet
Stefan Thut: four and two, 1-9 (2014)
Radu Malfatti: shoguu (2013)

Johnny Chang, Jonas Kocher, Radu Malfatti, Stefan Thut

May 11, 2014, 16h

kings place, london

two strings and boxes (2) (2012/13)
and works by Tim Parkinson, Matteo Fargion, James Saunders, John White, Travis Just

parkinson saunders

April 4           église saint merry, paris        
April 6 cave12, genève
April 13         ausland, berlin
April 14         atelierkonzert klingentalstrasse 72, basel
April 15         la voirie, bienne

eine/r, 1-6
and works by Antoine Chessex, Christian Kesten, Alvin Lucier

Jonas Kocher, accordion

March 20, 2014

new release:

equinox, solstice (2010)

Rhizome.s 4

reviewed by brian olewnick and frans de waard and julien héraud

February 20, 2014, 20h

klang im turm, münchen

two and four (2014)
christoph nicolaus, stoneharp
stefan thut, recording/diffusion

January 26, 2014, 16h

centre d'art contemporain, genève

along the exhibition of nelly haliti:

zwei, 1-20
diatribes: d'incise and cyril bondi, rotating floortoms

new release:

drei, 1-21 (2009)

johnny chang, violin
sam sfirri, melodica
jürg frey, clarinet

edition wandelweiser records ewr 1308

reviewed by héctor cabrerojulien héraud, brian olewnick and ilja belorukov

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October 17 2013
musici salon, zagreb

eine/r, 2; one and two boxes

October 16 2013
menza pri koritu, ljubljana

eine/r, 2; one and two boxes

October 13 2013, 20:30h
rex, beograd

eine/r, 2; one and two boxes

September 22 2013, 20h
kopfhoererkonzert @ lokal-int, biel (CH)

a volume or two (2012) / one and four boxes (2013)

September 12 2013, 20h
tel aviv

zwei, 1-20; zwei, 1-20
Yoav Beirach, Dan Weinstein, Yoni Niv, Tom Soloveitzik

August 18 2013, 21h
barbur gallery jerusalem

drei, 1-21
Yoni Niv, Tom Soloveitzik, Yoav Beirach

and a work by tom soloveitzik/yoni niv

August 17 2013, 17h
dogstar 9, concert 9
wild beast at CalArts, valencia (usa)

abc, 1-6
Colin Wambsgans, Michael Pisaro, Stephen Touchton

and works by dante boon, daniel brandes, jason brogan, johnny chang, jeromos kamphuis, sam sfirri, taylan susam

July 31, August 2, 3 and 7 2013, 20h
kunstraum düsseldorf

two strings and boxes
one and three boxes, 1-3 (2013)
keys, 1-20 (2013)
five and three boxes
video: URL

Johnny Chang, Stefan Thut, John McAlpine, Antoine Beuger, Marcus Kaiser, Irene Kurka

June 17 2013, 19h
atelier pia maria, biel

one and two boxes (2013)
viola, cardboard, audio document

June 16 2013, 18h
space eauuu, kobe

guitar, guitar, 1-11
Oda, Takeuchi

May 21 2013
nizhni novgorod

zwei, 1-20
noname ensemble

May 2 2013, 19h
kunstmuseum solothurn

reeds, strings, boxes (2013)
Jonas Kocher, Stefan Thut

April 10 2013, 20h
109 gallery, williamsburg, brooklyn

some, 1-4
Jason Brogan, Jack Callahan, John P. Hastings, Richard Kamerman, Dominic Lash

April 2 2013
'two strings and boxes' with johnny chang and stefan thut
released on


brian olewnick: URL
daniel barbiero: URL
julien héraud: URL

rigobert dittmann (bad alchemy):

STEFAN THUT, Komponist & Cellist in Solothurn, und Johny Chang, Komponist & Geiger in Berlin, spielen Two Strings and Boxes (Flexion Records, flex_005) von Thut. Allerdings erklingen dabei nicht ihre gelernten Instrumente, sondern Zither & Object. Ohne Sicht auf das Geschehen, wie es sich am 4. Juni 2012 in der Reithalle Solothurn abspielte, sondieren die Ohren den Hörraum, um ein Schaben, Wischen oder Zittern zu erhaschen, das sich von dem unterscheidet, was man Stille nennt. Thut und Chang sind ebenfalls Mitglieder der Künstlergruppe Wandelweiser, die vor allem Zweierlei eint: Kleinerenteils die aufgehobene Arbeitsteilung zwischen Komponisten und Interpreten. Größerenteils Cage und Wolff verpflichtete Vorlieben für reduzierte, 'stille' und sublime Musiken, auch wenn Michael Pisaro betont, dass 'Wandelweiser' nicht für einen Stil steht. Nicht zufällig ist Radu Malfatti einer von ihnen und zugleich ein Bindeglied zu improvisatorischen Parallelaktionen. Wie beim japanischen Onkyo und den Ästhetiken, wie sie favorisiert werden von Labels wie Erstwhile, Non Visual Objects oder Another Timbre, das die Hochzeit von Indeterminacy und Improvisation mit der 6 x CD-Box Wandelweiser und so weiter feierte, wird der Klang reduziert, verkleinert oder abgeflacht, entsprechend Keith Rowes von fernöstlichen Vorstellungen mitbestimmten 'Ästhetik des Flachen'. Bei Thut ist die Reduktion, man könnte auch sagen: das Wachsen der Stille, besonders extrem. Der Klang abgenagt wie ein blanker Knochen. Schablaute, die wie geblasen, wie gehaucht klingen, wenn es da was zum Blasen gäbe. Dazu fein dröhnende Haltetöne. Ein Feld, das nur von Luft berührt, magnetisiert oder elektrifiziert wird. Bei geschlossenen Lidern erscheint ein Nichtort, ein 'anderer', von menschlichem Wollen und Machen und sogar von Raum und Zeit noch unbestimmter, nur gehegter 'weißer' Fleck. Vielleicht.

February 23 2013, 17h
kultur und kongresshaus aarau

five and three boxes (2012)
Johnny Chang, Angharad Davies, Jürg Frey, Tim Parkinson, Stefan Thut

January 27 2013, 16h
unertitel, berlin

'am wind' and works by michael pisaro and alvin lucier
Derek Shirley, Hannes Lingens, Johnny Chang

recordings of the scores many, 1-4 and vier, 1-12 are included in the wandelweiser und so weiter collection on the label 'another timbre' URL

julien héraud: improv-sphere1 improv-sphere2
brian olewnick: just outside
richard pinnell: the watchful ear
dan sorrells: freejazzblog

a volume or two (2012)
appears on wm30m compilation: a collection of works dealing specifically with unprocessed field recordings curated by ben owen URL

Oxford, November 5 - 10 2012

Significant Landscapes – an exploration of sound, silence and writing including a live premier of Michael Pisaro’s July Mountain; givens, 1-16, a work written specially for the event by Stefan Thut; Writing Sound, a symposium featuring contributions from Salomé Voegelin, Michael Pisaro, Amy Cutler, Daniela Cascella, David Stent, Patrick Farmer.
Plus, on the 10th November there will be an all day event at the Holywell Music Hall in Oxford, eight hours of new works written for the event performed by the Set Ensemble, plus guests, Michael Pisaro, James Saunders and Stefan Thut.

Monday November 5th, 9am - 9am. Other dates TBC. 
Oxford Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building. OX3 0BP
innen raum, 1-20
A 24 hour playback of a sound installation by Stefan Thut.

Friday November 9th, doors open 7:30pm, for a prompt 8:00pm start.
St Columba's Church, Alfred Street, Oxford, OX1 4EH. 
Live premier of Michael Pisaro's July Mountain and Stefan Thut's givens 1-16.

Participating in this concert will be; Daniel Bennet, Seth Cooke, Stephen Cornford, Jane Dickson, Lawrence Dunn, Patrick Farmer, Bruno Guastalla, Jack Harris, Kostis Kilymis, Lina Lapelyte, Dominic Lash, Will Montgomery, Michael Pisaro, Samuel Rodgers, David Stent, Greg Stuart, Fern Thomas, Stefan Thut, Paul Whitty.

Saturday November 10th, 2pm - 10pm.
The Holywell Music Room, Oxford, OX1 3BN.
An all day event featuring the Set Ensemble and the James Saunders led Material.

Writing scores and performing in this all day event will be: Antoine Beuger, Jason Brogan, Patrick Farmer, Jürg Frey, Bruno Guastalla, Sarah Hughes, Dominic Lash, Michael Pisaro, Tim Parkinson, Manfred Werder, 
Paul Whitty,
Stefan Thut (sieben, 1-4; seven and three boxes).

September 1, 2012

2 - 5 pm

cave on the westside of wildmanngraben, CH-4562 biberist
47° 11′ 24.64″ N
7° 31′ 43.89″ E

Nicolás Carrasco Díaz
sin título #8

Stefan Thut
aussen raum

Nicolás Carrasco Díaz and Stefan Thut: performance

August 31, 2012

'AufZeit' _ concert series in the attic of the künstlerhaus s11, solothurn (CH)

8 pm   performance/installation

one and three boxes, 2012

audio documents from june 3 and august 31, 2012:

June 3, 2012

Säulenhalle Landhaus, Solothurn (CH)

18:00h installation
Stefan Thut: equinox (2010), solstice (2010)

20:00h performance
Antoine Beuger: ô monde sur deux tiges (2011)
Johnny Chang: folk music background (2012)
Stefan Thut: two strings and boxes (2012)

Johnny Chang: Viola, Zither, Object
Mitsuteru Takeuchi: Recording
Stefan Thut: Recording, Cello, Zither, Object

April 29, 2012, 15:00h, Bois de Vincennes (F), Monument de Beethoven
some, 1-4 (2009) and works by Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro, James Saunders, Jürg Frey,
Manfred Werder
ensemble daedalus and guests;

April 11, 2012, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00h
Universidad de Chile, Campus Juan Gómez Millas, Las Encinas 3370 Ñuñoa
Jornada Wandelweiser
some, 1-4 (2009) and works by Radu Malfatti, Manfred Werder, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro

March 24, 2012, 20:00h, chez Jonas Kocher, Biel (CH)
eine/r, 1-6 (2007) Stefan Thut, Cello
and music by Jonas Kocher and Chris Heenan

February 18, 2012, 20:00h
Umlaut Festival Berlin @ Ausland
vier, 1-12 (2010) Lucio Capece, Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters, Hannes Lingens
and music by Philip Zoubek & Florian Bergman, Peeping Tom

investigations by mitsueru takeuchi and stefan thut about the scores equinox and solstice at the same UTC-times in kobe (J) and solothurn (CH):

equinox, march 21 2011 22:51–23:51
solstice, june 21 2011 16:46-17:46
equinox, september 23 2011 08:34-09:34
solstice, december 22 2011 05:00-06:00

leerraum [ ] solo konzerte
december 10 2011 21h
tonus-music labor, kramgasse 10, 3000 bern (CH)
strotter inst. (manipulated turntables)
stefan thut (vc): eine/r, 1-6*

*renderings of the score are available with Orin Hildestad (URL), Nicolás Carrasco (URL)

a note about the performance from 2011 at säulenhalle landhaus solothurn: the live recording of works by Johnny Herbert, John Lely, Dominic Lash, Stefan Thut, Michael Pisaro is downloadable here: URL

cassette-release wm26 on windsmeasurercordings:

stefan thut  am wind
recorded in april and may 2010

taku unami  +-50
performed by taku unami, sine waves and stefan thut, cello

from richard pinnell's review:

What I assume to be the score to am wind is printed onto a beautiful little letterpress card tucked inside the tape’s sleeve. The simple, poetic text score is as follows;
at night
close to the wind
(as a field recording: unprocessed)
For this particular realisation of the work Thut has placed a microphone in a position to catch the wind, and has then set the recording down as follows:
am wind 17:00
silence 1:32
am wind 17:00
silence 1:32
So we have a seventeen minute field recording, a break and then another recording of the same length, followed by a contemplative silence and then the end. Its hard to know if there is a purpose for this work other than to create something quite remarkably beautiful, but certainly this much has been achieved. Thut has placed a microphone or two in an urban sight during high winds. For the first part we hear the rush of the wind, strong, picking up even further into billows here and there, I think blowing through trees, maybe in a park or something similar as the song of a few hardy birds can be heard buried amongst it all. Every so often other sounds impact the recording, a distant hum of traffic, other, closer vehicles, the occasional car door closing, dogs barking, and at one point a loud overhead aircraft, the dull roar of which blended beautifully with the wind.
The silence comes with a jolt, and we have time to reset our ears before the next windy recording, this time less dense, with what sounds like a sheet of microphone gain hissing thinly on top of everything. The recording this time may not be out of doors, but somewhere quieter. The wind sound smote muffled, and while external sounds can be heard- more aircraft, maybe even a train, they are buried deeper and it is harder to tell them apart from the sound of the wind. This piece of music is really lovely, the kind of thing I can happily play all day, though being a tape, to listen to it several times in succession as I like to do when reviewing means rewinding it each time. I can’t just press Play again… Thut is one of the most interesting of the newer names working in this area of composition right now. His scores are usually quite beautiful works in themselves, but here the realisation is also a thing of great beauty- a thoughtful and calming work indeed. URL

from adrian dziewanski's review:

"What we call the sound of rain or wind we could better call the sound of plant leaves and branches." – Francisco Lopez.
It wasn't long ago that I came across this quote by Lopez, and I find I'm often bringing it to the fore of my mind when listening and critiquing. It is easy to forget that the sound of rain, wind or snow are directly dictated by the objects and surfaces they strike, and where one may be actively listening in that given space. In relation to Stefan Thut's "am wind" recording, it makes me think of all the possible outcomes of this piece, all the millions of variations that could have surfaced given countless factors, and it makes me realize that it's not about trying to record wind, that's impossible. It's about recording a location that is being activated by wind, and thus dictates that no two recordings of the same weather process can stand alike.
The first of Thut's two wind recordings is a particularly good representation of the sound of low to high velocity winds, while the second is far more settled, with intermittent bursts carrying the sounds of creaking fences in their wake. Wind recordings are hard to do, and Thut does a good job at it, a fine example of the unprocessed field work that Winds Measure goes above and beyond to endorse. URL

cd release on . point engraved glass edition eg.p009:
stefan thut - an ort, 1-9 (2009)
audio extract

photograph taken on october 24th 2009 at the site of recording the piece

The score ‚an ort, 1-9’ refers to the activity of recording sounds outdoors. The repetitive action of recording at one place reflects aspects of infinite appearances of a place. The score suggests a practice performed over the course of a year while the geographic location remains unchanged for the duration of the procedure. From several sound recordings nine segments – equal in their length – are to be stringed together accomplishing the piece in its full length.
Aside of indications about time and place the score provides determining factors such as duration and the number of segments. After having achieved the recordings the exact beginnings and endings will result from a selecting process which is not predetermined in the score. This opens up for further decisions about the outcome of the piece. To choose a uncut segment implies an affirmative approach towards that which occurs in terms of sound.

cassette-compilation wm20, released on december 15 2010.
audio-documents about two scores 'equinox' (2010) and 'drei, 1-21' (2009)

1. equinox2309100536. 0:58

2. equinox2309100547. 1:00

recorded around the exact time of the autumnal equinox in 2010 at the longitude of 7°32′9.19″E.
score link: URL

3. drei, 1-21 [9]. 1:00

the recording is based on page nine of the score ‚drei, 1-21’ (2009), performed by jürg frey, taku unami and stefan thut on march 21 2010 in solothurn (CH).
score link: URL

wm20 - v-p v-f is v-n cs02 - various artists: jason kahn, civyiu kkliu, richard garet, scott smallwood, alfredo costa monteiro, daniel blinkhorn, stefan thut, ben owen, toy.bizarre, gen ken montgomery, robert curgenven, manfred werder / incidental music, pierre gerard, giuseppe ielasi, ferran fages, tarab, sawako, tmm mulligan, gil sansón, lawrence english, gilles aubry, takefumi naoshima, asher, ben scott, barry chabala, ubeboet, dominic lash, andy graydon, alessandro bosetti, greg davis, matt marble, andrew hayleck, seth cluett, phil julian and gill arno.  c50 cassette

 innen raum, 1-20 (2009)
recorded on september 21, 9am - september 22, 9am in 2009
installed on nov 5th 2012 at oxford brookes university

cd 'im sefinental'
stefan thut: aussen raum (2008)
manfred werder: 2008(3)
recorded on october 11 2008