Released by Plum Press and also available through Fractal Meat, Taut is a book of fourteen scores and a corresponding set of recordings by Ingrid Plum. Inspired by studying with Meredith Monk, Taut features scores by Helen Frosi, Kelly Jayne Jones, Tania Chen, Stephan Barrett, Iris Garrelfs, Jez Riley French, Nick Hudson, Kev Nickells, Bobby Barry, Lisa Busby, Lia Mazzari, Greta Pistaceci, Timothy Thornton & Graham Dunning, performed by Ingrid Plum. Pushing contemporary music notation to new horizons the 14 scores commissioned by Plum encompass classical notation, photography, poetry, embroidery, painting and more. This is Plum’s most challenging work yet as a singer and an improviser.
After a residency at Rosehill Arts, Brighton, UK working with the scores, Taut was premiered in full and recorded at Iklectik, London, UK on 11th March 2018. In the book you can enjoy the scores, read interviews with the artists by Jack Chuter, and listen to the live album of the premiere at Iklectik, available as a digital download.
Originally from Denmark, Ingrid Plum uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings and electronics, to create layered soundscapes, spoken word and songs. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” she has performed and exhibited installation art internationally since 2002, creating work that combines sound art, contemporary classical and folk music. Incorporating her research into folk traditions with field recordings and studying directly with Meredith Monk her recent performances have been described as “succinct and nourishing… a luxuriant space between almost excessive precision and looser improvisation” by The Wire.