AND is a new Anglo-French improvised music duo that explore sound-matter through silence and sonic gestures. After an initial residency and subsequent shows across Europe including Berlin, Copenhagen, and London, Ed Williams and Anouck Genthon have been developing a communication through musical gestures and the questions that raises, such as instant composition and the roles of each musician in a duo.
Anouck Genthon is a French violinist and ethnomusicologist involved in the improvised music scene in an approach particularly sensitive to sound. Enriched by her double stance as musician and researcher, she guides her ear by improvised gestures through the surrounding sound-environment.
Ed Williams is a British guitarist and composer active in the Marseille experimental music scene. His approach to improvisation follows on from his training in Classical music theory and Electroacoustic composition.
This project has since branched out to a new project with Tom Mamlendier, the trio TANDEM. Check it out under the TANDEM tab.