Date: 8 July
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Meeting point: Marres reception

Tignor leads a walking tour that begins in the belly of the Painted Bird exhibition at Marres and gradually moves out of the building and into the streets, returning to the institution at the end of the experience. Up to 15 individual participants will listen simultaneously to the music through personal playback devices while Tignor leads them along a carefully orchestrated route, transitioning through different physical environments as they take in the emotive and thematic contours of the music through personal headphones. Based on the Slow Research theme ‘Intimacy,’ the experience transforms the normally solitary act of headphone-listening into a social and performative act that unfolds both physically and perceptually through a rich mix of introspection and active engagement.

Christopher Tignor
A classically trained violinist since age 3, who has playing rock and roll since adolescence, Christopher Tignor (US, 1976) studied creative writing at Bard College, has an MS in computer science from NYU, and a PhD in music composition from Princeton. His experimental, electro-acoustic compositions and performance practice offer a stimulating confluence of European classical and American popular musical traditions. Since his first album Private Times in Public Places, performed by his (then) band SlowSix, Tignor has released a total of eight LPs on the Western Vinyl and New Albion record labels.

This performance is curated by Carolyn F. Strauss of Slow Research Lab, Amsterdam