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2017

August 2nd 2017 : performance dance/music/sculpture at Bibracte around our installations link



August 4th 2017 : performance dance/music/sculpture at Sampigny-les-Maranges
around our installations


2nd July - 17th September 2017 : exhibition at the Prieuré de Vausse, 89310 Chatel-Gérard
Saturday 19th August : solo performance



Steaming

Sunday 11th June at 1am I will light my steam flutes for the Pépète Lumière festival
programme non-stop for 24 hours...

exhibition booklet with images and text




Le Murmure des Feuilles will stay in the Parc de la Madeleine until the end of October 2017,
it is open to the public every day.





2016





L'Eau Touche la Terre

Two installations in Burgundy, Will Menter and Jane Norbury, summer 2016

At the Eglise de Cortiambles from July 9th and at the Halle Ronde, Givry from September 7th



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just missed it!



Festival Deltebre Dansa, Catalonia, Spain http://www.deltebredansa.cat/en/

Collaboration with Erick Jimenez "Creative Lab"





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Festival "Ecouter pour l'instant" in the village of Queyssac, Dordogne 24140

Installation and solo performance 27th - 30th July 2016

 

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Les Feux du Crépuscule

Fires at Dusk - solo installation and performance at La Turbine, Sampigny-les-Maranges, Burgundy 71150

5th, 6th August 2016

with lighting design by Valérie Colas




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stone

concert at the Neuf Portes - duo with Tony di Napoli who makes and plays lithophone

Saturday 23rd April, 2016 at 20h










News coming soon of this year's other projects!
Meanwhile here is a photo to show that I'm doing something...




2015






just missed it!


Vivre Le Lieu
- group exhibition, Ozenay (near Tournus, 71)
17th July - 16th August 2015
artists : Alexandra Engelfriet, Jane Norbury, Clément Borderie, Hiroko Nakajima, Will Menter

site specific installations

curator : Marc de Roover

information






La Matière Sonore - Exhibition of 3 sound sculptures in and near Metz
20th June - 20th September, 2015

Murmures du Vent at the Jardin Fabert, centre ville

Touchons du Bois at the Jardins Fruitiers de Laquenexy

Litholigne at the Domaine de Lindre

Tout dans le cadre du sentier de cabanes sonores de Moselle Arts Vivants



 




La Dérive Sonore
- residence in the Camargue, April-July 2015
26th June - Inauguration of sound sculpture made with driftwood and solo performance
31st July, 8pm - solo performance for the Envie Rhônements festival
Le Bois François, Port-Saint-Louis










En Eau - performances with Compagnie Lle at Saules and Bissey-sous-Cruchaud (71)
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015












Zoophonies
- installation and performance et the Parc du Saussay, Aulnay-Sous-Bois
Sunday 31st May 2015, 14h-18h

information






Concert by the GRI - friday 24th April 2015

We are playing for the inauguration of "Les Communs" at Cormatin, Saône et Loire.
The event starts at 6pm and we are programmed to play at 8pm, but the timing could change...

All are welcome

On this occasion the GRI will be:

Didier Levallet (double bass), François Merville (drums), Marie Braun (flutes), Will Menter (soprano, sound sculptures)





a quiet winter, but soon expect news of projects in the Camargue, the Moselle,
Aulnay sous Bois,
Ozenay, Burgundy, Reipoltskirchen and Mainz...
and a new sculpture made with smooth stones worked by the river Durance




2014

 

exhibition and concert at the neuf portes in December 2014









le dimanche 10 août 2014

Musicancy at the château d'Ancy-le-Franc, Yonne

Installation and 3 mini-concerts during the afternoon

site Musicancy

pdf du programme

 




from July 29th 2014:
Aventure-jeux "Altaïr et la Forêt musicale" at Agnières en Dévoluy
7 new permanent sound sculptures
communiqué de presse











I am exhibiting at Croq' Jardin, La Roque d'Antheron from July 18th to August 17th 2014









I am exhibiting my piece "Touch Wood" in this group exibition at Arles
26th April - 17th May 2014, Eglise des Frères-Prêcheurs









GRI

Christine BERTOCCHI, voix,Jacques DI DONATO, clarinettes, Didier LEVALLET, contrebasse,
Will MENTER, sculptures sonores et tuyaux, Jouk MINOR, saxophones et sarussophone basse,
Didier PETIT, violoncelle et Guillaume ORTI, saxophones

concert saturday 15th March 2014 at 16h00

à la Cité de la Voix

4 rue de l'Hôpital - 89450 VEZELAY


Porté par la compagnie d'un instant à l'autre, le Groupe Régional d’Improvisateurs est une entité mouvante et surprenante à géométrie variable. A l'issue d'une résidence de 2 jours, le GRI vous convie à partager ses explorations.


Reservations 06.25.11.20.29 or administration@uninstantalautre.com


snowdrops by starlight

It is 3 years since I last exhibited at Cambo near St Andrews, so I think I can say again that it is a rare chance to see and hear my work in Scotland. As in 2011 I am installing a large "touch wood" sculpture (80 metres long) and "branch lines" - but in different sites this time so they will become new pieces. Also I will hang 40 wind flutes from the trees and make two inside installations - "falling water" and "dry sea".

The starlight festival runs from 12th-16th February and the sculptures will stay in place until April 16th for daytime visits. Details here : snowdrops by starlight

Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns by St Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD - phone 01333 450054

















Le Son est Toujours Présent

Le Château du Grand Jardin
Joinville, Haute-Marne

21st July 2013 - 15th December

As well as being the title of my new book/cd this is the name of a big retrospective exhibition. In the garden of the château are four installations, including one new work "Litholigne", and a commissioned permanent work "Oak Twins". Click here to view some photos.

Chateau site


Inside, in three different spaces, are eleven works, including one new one "Elm Trio"

There are also two concerts where I will make a special installation and will play in duo with other musicians.

October 12th, in the Salle d'Honneur with Catherine Jauniaux (voice)

December 1st, in the Grande Cuisine with Didier Petit (cello)

 





Zoophonies

group project at Bonlieu, Annecy

13-15 september

I am installing two works in the garden of the "Haras" and there is a
non-stop programme of concerts and performances the whole weekend.

One of my sculptures will stay for several weeks afterwards.

website Bonlieu



 

Fabulous Sound Machines

Magna, Rotherham

open now, continues until November 4th, 2013

Group exhibition with other sound artists in this old steel works. Well worth a visit for our work and also for the excellent permanent exhibitions. Magna site






Yeuse Lauze

installation and performance 5th May at Beaumont, Ardèche

 





touchons du bois

installation at Couëron, Nantes, June 8th and 9th

for the festival "Le jardin Singulier"

 

 

 

 






Exhibition and concert here at the 9 doors, very soon...



"Small and Volonté"

Duo concert with Didier Petit, here at the Neuf Portes, 15th December at 19h.




"life forms" in Lyon

A solo performance and installation in an urban garden in the centre of Lyon for the festival "Fête des Feuilles"

Saturday 24th November at 2pm

Le Jardin de l'Ilôt d'Amaranthes
(angle rue S.Gryphe - Montesqieu - Lyon 7)

 

 

Wiesbaden, Germany

Group Exhibition

KLANG

August 17th - October 14th 2012 at Künstlerverein Walkmühle
more details here and here

plus a performance of "Drips of Wood" and "Life Forms" for a festival to celebrate 50 years of fluxus, August 19th at 8pm - more here







Concert/performance by the duo Elémental at Saulieu (21)

Tuesday 15th May, 2012 at 7pm on the Promenade Jean Macé
(Or if it rains, in the Eglise Saint Saturnin)

Aurore Gruel (dance), Will Menter (music and sound sculptures)

see poster

 




in June I'm taking part in this festival with an installation of Rain Songs and a collective realisation of my piece "Wood Rings" (Bits of Wood)

FESTIVAL AGRICOLO-DANSE

8-9-10 juin aux Damias 


le hameau des Damias

05300 Eourres


programme





exhibition and concerts at our place







jazz campus - near cluny

installation "touchons du bois" at matour 30th july-3rd september

performance solo "life forms" with the installation
20th august 18h30
festival site

performance duo "élémental" with aurore gruel and sculptures
23rd august (lunchtime 12h30)
festival site










exhibition and performance at ecully, lyon

installation "touchons du bois" in the garden
four sound sculptures inside
16 photos of site specific installations sometimes with dance

performance danse/musique/sculpture with aurore gruel for the opening

 

exhibition and performances, belfort



Maison de l'environnement, Malsaucy
Festival de printemps : « Faites le plein des sens ! »
Exhibition of sound sculpture "Touchons du Bois" in the park every day 1 april - 1 may

Performances and workshops TWO PEOPLE with Mure Natale and Will Menter
SATURDAY 30 APRIL AND SUNDAY 1 MAY AT 15H AND 16H30

site Malsaucy












4 unarithmetical concerts at my place :

reservations : will@willmenter.com



snowdrops by starlight

A rare chance to see some of my work in Scotland, I am exhibiting as part of the snowdrop festival at Cambo Estate near St Andrews. I have installed a large "touch wood" sculpture (80 metres long) and made a new piece "branch lines" in the woods near the sea (pictured below). I have also installed 4 existing pieces in the stables : Kissing Cousins, Slow Talker, Snail's Pace, Tectonic.

The festival runs from February 1st until March 13th. It is open every day and there are evening tours from 11th-27th February. Details here : snowdrops by starlight

At certain times the stables may be closed, but please ask the staff to open them for you if you go to see my work !

Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns by St Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD - phone 01333 450054















December exhibition atelier des neuf portes


"touchons du bois"

two people dans les montagnes

performance by will menter and mure natale - 11 September 9pm
installation by will menter - 10-12 September 2010
au plateau de peyre, ardèche

information association yeti 04 75 37 23 05 / 06 63 36 73 44

poster with full details


The opening of the exhibition at the Halle Ronde Givry is at 6.30pm 27th July
Will will give a solo performance during the evening.
Everyone is welcome !


Link to a slideshow and text (in French) about the performance at Cortiambles :

http://otgcc.blogspot.com/2010/07/cortiambles-un-show-tellurique.html

terre corps bois
two exhibitions by will menter and jane norbury
and a performance with aurore gruel

objects gently modified - jane norbury
bois contre bois - will menter



exhibition at l'église de cortiambles, givry (71) 10th july - 15th august 2010
proposée par art image et en partenariat avec l'association de sauvegarde de l'église de cortiambles et l'office de tourisme de givry-côte chalonnaise avec le soutien de la ville de chalon-sur-saône et du grand chalon

opening and performance friday 9th july at 7pm with will menter, jane norbury and dancer aurore gruel




à portée de voix – Will Menter
terre sur corps – Jane Norbury

exhibition at the halle ronde, givry (71) 26th july - 8th august 2010
proposée par l'office de tourisme de givry-côte chalonnaise






open day at westmill wind farm

(just off the main road from Swindon to Oxford, click here for details)
a new project where I am installing 42 wind flutes


 

 

"touchons du bois"
installation by will menter - 12-17 May 2010
performance by will and aurore gruel - 15 May 4.30pm
at Montigny-sur-Vingeanne (21)



call me for information 03 85 82 08 67

présenté par l'association artbfc

 

exhibition and performances here!

December 5th-13th, 2009






link to pdf version to send to your friends


performance clapham common london

I'm taking part in the colourscape music festival on Clapham common on saturday September 12th, 1pm-5pm, more details here



performance and group exhibition at arles


La 3ème exposition collective organisée par Originart dans l'Eglise des Frères Prêcheurs en Arles débute le samedi 19 septembre et se termine le samedi 17 octobre 2009.
Le vernissage aura lieu le samedi 19 septembre à 11h avec une performance du musicien et sculpteur sonore Will Menter et de la danseuse Aurore Gruel.
L'exposition, intitulée "L'Air de Riens", rassemble 22 artistes venus de la région mais aussi de toute la France.
L'occasion de présenter des points de vue différents, de faire entendre des voix nouvelles, permettant ainsi de faire se côtoyer dessinateurs, graveurs, laqueurs, sculpteurs et peintres.
Pendant la durée de l'exposition différents évènements culturels sont programmés : performance, lecture sonore, création théâtre, atelier d'écriture (programme complet sur le flyer ci-joint).

Plus d'infos sur le site à la rubrique "Actualités" :

http://www.originart-arles.com





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Saturday August 15th : terre pierre a new installation and performance collaboration with Jane Norbury (plasticien), Aurore Gruel (dancer) and Pierre Corbi (musician) at the Briqueterie de Ciry-le-Noble (71)



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