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Kathryn Williams piccolo

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh / Kathryn Williams PIXERCISE

Experimental flautist Kathryn Williams creates works out of constraint and limitation. She’s currently workshopping Coming Up for Air, a piece in which she considers the barriers to accessing an instrument with a disability by imagining woodwind compositions that only require one breath. At hcmf//, she presents a further reflection on the flawed politics of musical practice. PIXERCISE is a piece composed collaboratively with Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, utilising high intensity interval training – a type of brief, intense cardio workout. Here used to inform Williams’ piccolo playing, the training technique is a metaphor made literal, its mere presence speaking to the music world’s accommodation of overwork and gender inequality.

Produced by hcmf//

This event will finish at approximately 1pm.

Monday 19 November