Reidemeister Move (Robin Hayward & Christopher Williams)

Wednesday, 18th October
Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery
3411 East 5th Street, Austin 78702

Reidemeister Move pushes the possibilities of long tones in natural harmonies for low instruments. Robin Hayward’s self-designed microtonal tuba and contrabassist Christopher Williams’ slow bows meld in an unearthly fusion of overtones, undertones, noise, bodily rhythms, and spatial resonance.

The members’ work with Berlin’s echtzeitmusik scene and LaMonte Young’s legendary Theatre of Eternal Music grounds RM’s precise and immersive sound. Formed in 2011, the duo can be heard on Corvo Records and Recital Recordings, as well as venues across Europe and North America.

Their name is an homage to the mathematical theory of knots.

“Hayward and Williams secrete sedated moods between chest and solar plexus, leaving chakras tingling in puzzlement.”
– A Closer Listen (USA)

“Incredibly interesting and precise work which puts listeners into a state of deep, emotionally charged calm. Wholehearted recommendation from me, not to mention the cats!”
– Freistil (Austria)

Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe with the support of the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.