Thuistezien 182 — 19.02.2021

No View, The Radio XXXV
Ernest Vilsons
Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted


Ernests Vilsons is a Latvian composer currently based in Riga. He writes, re-writes and thinks of music. Sometimes he listens to music, sometimes he listens to all of Beethoven's string quartets in a few days. He spends countless hours analyzing structures, whether they be the sound structures of certain bird songs, or the meticulous compositional designs of half-forgotten 20th century masterworks, or found structures of found objects. He registers in sound and in writing. He thinks of his music as if it had something in common with the evening sun in early spring.

In his own words on his contribution to the series:
‘Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted’ is a study in harmony, or in the inability of its attainment (nevertheless resulting in harmony). The fluctuating tones of Svilpaunieks (or Molinukai) – a small clay whistle with variable pitch, often made in the form of a bird – contributes to the main sound material which is set against fixed, electronically generated sound-waves.'


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons
XXXVI. Still House Plants —  Sticky