THE SURFACE OF THE NIGHT, by Kevin Leomo
the surface of the night’ was written for KLANGRAUM in 2020, an annual concert series programmed by Antoine Beuger, held in Düsseldorf. This piece reflects my fascination with notions of silence and the way I think about sound. Performing this daily during KLANGRAUM with members of the Wandelweiser collective was a deeply formative experience for me.
Kevin is a Scottish-Filipino composer of experimental music, pursuing a PhD at the University of Glasgow. His work explores liminality, a space of in-betweenness, in cross-cultural practice as well as qualities of musical fragility, sound, and silence. Kevin’s works have been performed by The Hermes Experiment, Quartteto Maurice, Tacet(i) Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Red Note Ensemble, Trio Abstrakt, and Psappha Ensemble. His music has been performed at Sound Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Sound Thought, KLANGRAUM, imupls Festvial, and on BBC Radio 3.