Limpe Fuchs

Limpe Fuchs is a legend in the experimental music scene. In the late ’60s, this percussionist drummed on self-made instruments, together with her then-husband Paul Fuchs, in the Anima ensemble. During that time, Limpe and Paul Fuchs collaborated with the Austrian pianist Friedrich Gulda as well as jazz luminaries like Albert Mangelsdorff, and continually attracted the interest of their audiences in new constellations.

Limpe Fuchs’s solo performance with “variable wood and stone rows, ringing bronze in the pendulum strings, and a variety of skin and bronze drums” is a rare occasion to witness one of the early avant-gardists of the scene from the old Federal Republic of Germany. She attempts, while playing live, to develop her musical ideas from the “resonance of the location where the performance takes place” and to “make music in the flow of time, with simplicity and emotion.” Her main concern is to sensitise the process of hearing: “Every tone is a sensation. Listening instead of shutting one’s ears. Establishing silence.”


Limpe is also running a workshop the day after Fort Process, held at the Hillcrest Centre in Newhaven. This will offer the opportunity to explore listening and sound-making with her hand-built percussion instruments.

Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/176475689432408/

Buy tickets here: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/371120

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