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Chronology Arts: Vision of Sound


Chronology Arts: Vision of Sound

  • Date: Thursday, 3 October 2013, 7:30pm
  • Venue: The Sound Lounge — Seymour Theatre Centre, Cnr City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW
  • Tickets: $25/$15 + booking fee — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9351 7940

Event Details

Vision of Sound presents three new multi-media works for live electronic or acoustic instruments and projected visuals. Each pairing of artists have taken their own approach to the collaboration.

'Absence' - Aaron Hull and Greg Hughes (aka Hü) (live electronics and VJ)

This is the duo's most recent AV performance work. Beautiful stark landscapes are presented in extreme slow motion. Both live sound and video are designed to envelop the audience, drawing and extending on elements of traditional cinematic and Electronic Dance Music (EDM) aesthetics.

Chance and random behaviors are introduced into the performance via custom built software that affects video playback by reacting to the amplitude and frequencies of sound, stuttering time across precomposed video. The performers must react in realtime to the video. No performance is ever the same.

'Shadowz' - Lani Weekley with Julian Day (electronics and fixed media projection)

The work employs the act of stammering through an existing musical score, in search of beautiful and unexpected outcomes into a sound work. The work is created automatically; once the technology and manipulative technique has been determined and set in motion, the results emerge logically but also unpredictably.

The visual accompaniment was since produced using this editing technique applied to rapid photograph sequences of various liquids. The effect of viscosity becomes synergistic with the density of sound composition itself.

'We Take The WInd' - Scott Morrison with Monika Brooks (live and sampled piano with fixed media projection)

The work produced for Vision of Sound is a cross-collaboration between the artists and their respective interests in the moving image and extensions of the piano. Being long-term admirers of one-anothers work, the opportunity to collaborate and bring together their respective sensibilities was a welcomed challenge. Through a series of inter-state content exchanges and some intensive collaborative sessions, the artists developed a work that reflects their respective aesthetics. The singular outcome was informed and shaped by the artists'reactions to each others practice and technique.

Morrison's sun soaked abstractions of rural settings have been intertwined with Brooks' layered, considered and expansive piano improvisations. These focused piano recordings have been captured, re-rendered and stitched into Morrison's footage to create a unifying, elevating composition of light and sound. The improvisation recordings have been abstracted, processed and re-constituted to the video. The video's soundtrack is a mixture of this soundtracked ambience an the field recording of the locations in which the video was created.

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