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Waeckere, Emmanuelle

A Direction Out There, Readwalking (With) Thoreau [2 CDS]

Waeckere, Emmanuelle : A Direction Out There, Readwalking (With) Thoreau [2 CDS] (Edition Wandelweiser Records)

Four unique interpretations of David Henri Thoreau's essay "Walking", "a transcendental essay that analyzes the relationship between man and nature, trying to find a balance between society and our raw animal nature." (Wikipedia), performed by Antoine Beuger, Marianne Schuppe, Stefan Thut, Sylvia Alexandra Schimag and Marie-Cecile Reber.

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UPC: 4011778039471

Label: Edition Wandelweiser Records
Catalog ID: EWR 2109-10
Squidco Product Code: 30670

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Germany
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
Track CD1-1 recorded on July 3rd, 2020, by Stefan Thut.

Track CD1-2 recorded on September 25th, 2020, by Peter Keserue.

Track CD2-1 recorded on December 28th, 2020, by Antoine Beuger.

Track CD2-2 recorded in Lucerne, Switzerland, on August 24th and 30th, 2020, by Marie-Cecile Reber, and in Thornton Health, UK,on September 15th, 2020, by Emmanuelle Waeckerle.


Emmanuelle Waeckerle-composer, voice

Marianne Schuppe-voice

Stefan Thut-viol

Antoine Beuger-harmonica, children glockenspiel, voice

Sylvia Alexandra Schimag-lyre, voice

Marie-Cecile Reber-field recording, electronics

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Four directions out there, four contrasting interpretations of a prepared text and open score based on David Henri Thoreau's transcendental essay about walking (1851).

readwalking, solitary thinging, in partial light *, step by step, a word at a time in silence aloud, together alone, discreetly randomly, in hope in wonder, here and there."-Edition Wandelwieser

Artist Biographies

"Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is a London based artist and academic whose interdisciplinary practice explores the materiality of language and connecting issues of place and identity. Through a number of interrelated projects stretching back over twenty years, Emmanuelle uses performative strategies (live and mediated), text (very few words) and on the page work to construct ephemeral occasions, scores and other creative tools suitable for the marking and reading of (being in) space. Recurring themes are - the relationship between walking writing and reading - the limitations and creative potential of translation - poetics of survival and resistance

Emmanuelle is a Reader in Photography and relational practices at University for the Creative Art in Farnham, and director of bookRoom research cluster and bookRoom press. Between 2007 and 2014 she was part of the small team running the centre des livres d'artistes in St Yrieix la Perche in France.

Emmanuelle studied Photography with Mick Williamson at Sir John Cass (now Metropolitan University). She then completed an MA in Fine Art at the Slade school of Art in 1996 under Stuart Brisley. After a few years of part time lecturing on the Photography degree and the MA in Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and design she was appointed senior lecturer in Visual communication at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in the Photography department. She became a Reader in 2012."

-Emmanuelle Waeckerl3 Website (

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"Marianne Schuppe is a singer, writer and composer working across music and language. She continually develops her work through improvisation, performance and writing. Her prime interest lies in the voice's ability to move between pure sound and words as well as in multilinguism.

She studied visual arts and music in Hildesheim/Germany and extendeded her vocal studies in South India (Kalakshetra Academy), Switzerland (Jolanda Rodio) and Italy (Michiko Hirayama).

She often works solo, but also collaborated with composers Caroline Wilkins, Roland Dahinden, Michael Maierhof, Hans-Jürg Meier, Antoine Beuger and with ensembles such as Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Phönix Basel and Basel Sinfonietta.

As an improvisor she collaborated in various formations and plays presently with Alfred Zimmerlin in duo.

In the context of visual arts and performance, partners were Dorothea Schürch, Andrea Wolfensberger, Renée Levi, Dias&Riedweg among others. She took part in radioplays, -features and -discussions and published several essays about here observations of voice and singing.

As a soloist she recorded the vocal-cycles of Giacinto Scelsi (New Albion 2006), Three Voices by Morton Feldman (col legno 2007) and her own works (edition wandelweiser). Further recordings with ensembles were released with variuos labels.

She teaches singing and improvisation at various institutions, worked as a voice- teacher in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a guest-lecturer at FHNW University of Music in Basel. This practical experience has led to the development of individual projects with people and voices and resulted in several commissioned works.

She lives in Basel, where she curates a concert series as president of the IGNM Basel."

-Marianne Schuppe Website (

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"Composer and cellist. Born 1968, resident in Solothurn (CH). Trained at the Lucerne Conservatory and at Boston University School of Music.

Most of his scores are to be rendered by performers; some scores serve as a template in field recording and sound art. In his compositions he operates with relatively determined open systems. Scores were realized at the Kunstraum Düsseldorf (2007), at Kid Ailack Concert Hall, Tokio (2007/09) and at the Diapason Gallery, New York (2010) among other locations. As interpreter he has premiered solo-pieces by Jürg Frey, Radu Malfatti, Tim Parkinson, James Saunders, Taku Sugimoto, Taku Unami and Manfred Werder and he has performed with the ensemble incidental music in Berlin, Brussels, London and Zurich."

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"Antoine Beuger (b. 1955 in Oosterhout, Netherlands) studied composition with Ton de Leeuw at Sweelinck Coservatorium in Amsterdam 1973-78. In 1990 he began composing after an interruption of about 10 years. Two years later he founded Edition Wandelweiser together with composer/performer Burkhard Schlothauer. Since 1994 he's been active with the conception and organisation of KLANGRAUM, a concert series at Kunstraum Düsseldorf. During the years 1995-2001 he was working together with visual artist Mauser as artistic director of "Werkraum", Place for Interdisciplinary Artistic Events, Cologne. Since 1996 he's been artistic director of edition wandelweiser records and since 2004 managing director of Edition Wandelweiser gmbh."

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"Sylvia Alexandra Schimag has made a name for herself through readings with texts by, among others, Ilse Aichinger, Oswald Egger, Gottfried Wanner, Rainer Maria Rilke, John Ashbery, Fernando Pessoa, Emily Dickinson, Lucrez, from Solomos, from Avatamsaka Sutra.

She has worked regularly with composers such as Antoine Beuger, Jürg Frey, Eva-Maria Houben, Radu Malfatti, Michael Pisaro, Craig Shepard, Christian Wolff and Istvàn Zelenka, who have created works for vocals (alone or in combination with instruments) Have written.

She has worked as a spokeswoman in art video productions like ParadiseNow! By Andrea Knobloch (2006) and Demand, Buoyancy and Waste. Or: the reverse of the garbage. By Joachim Eckl and Kurt Hennrich (2007).

In 2011, Edition Wandelweiser Records released their complete recording of John Cage's Empty Words, one 10-hour piece for voice, on CD."

-Wandelweiser Website (Translated by Google) (

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Marie-Cecile Reber is a musician and composer with electronic instruments. Lives and works in Lucerne

Music Performances Selection: bookRoom:, London (UK); Drei Mann-Frau Festival, Lucerne (CH); "Soundzz..", Lucerne (CH); Performance Festival, Lanzarote (E); Musik Festval WahnWitz, Bern (CH), Festival Archipel, Geneve (CH), Forum Neue Musik, Luzern (CH), Lincoln Park Conservatory (Chicago); Musikpodium Zurich (CH); IGNM Basel (CH); Try out Gessnerallee, Zurich (CH); Internationale FrauenMusikFestwochen, Luzern (CH); Expo Murten (CH); Festival Musica Scienca, Rom (I); Reina Sophia Art Institut, Madrid (E).

Collaborations Selection: Emanuelle Waeckerle, London (UK), Artur m. Vidal, London, Paris (UK/F), in collaboration with ICST "Institute for Computermusic and Sound Technology" (CH), Lou Mallozzi Experimental Studio ESS, Chicago (US), Ernst Thoma (CH), Thomas K.J. Mejer (CH), Beat Unternährer (CH), Bobby Burri (CH), Fredy Studer (CH), Cristin Wildbolz (CH), Roman Pfaffenlehner (CH), Trixa Arnold(CH), Paul Gialorenzo (Chicago), Fred Lomberg-Holms (Chicago), Lou Mallozzi (Chicago), Isa Wiss (CH), Claudia Binder (CH), Sandra Weiss (CH), Tomas Korber (CH), Urs Leimgruber (CH), Jaccques Demierre (CH), Barre Phillips (FR), Christoph Schiller (DE), Patricia Bosshard (CH), Valeria Zangger (CH).

-Marie-Cecile Reber Website (

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Track Listing:


1. Readwalking In Le Puid 43:34

2. Readwalking In Thornton Heath 6:50


1. Readwalking In Haan 30:12

2. Readwalking Remotely 31:32

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