Sound Circus - Outback Sonic Odyssey
- Date: Thursday, 30 August 2012, 1:40pm
- Venue: School of the Air, Broken Hill — Lane St, Broken Hill, NSW Tickets: This is a free event
Sound Circus is an expedition of self-education through empirical practice, sonic discovery, exploration of artefact and environment, and a contemporary take on the notion of "singing up" a neglected part of our continent. Sound Circus is modeled on the idea of a traveling circus, taking traditional, new and experimental music to White Cliffs and the extreme western areas of NSW, plus one off visits to Queensland, and South Australia - the area known as "Corner Country". Sound Circus travels with two proven projects - the ball project and the fence project. In addition the members of Sound Circus bring an array of home-made and traditional instruments often played in innovative ways - automatic drumming robots, amplified glass, ballons attached to cassette tapes, an inflatable igloo, whirling trumpet, noisy cups, pumping whistles, musical saw, piano, vibrating junk, clarinet, trombone, double bass and gum leaf. Dr Hollis Taylor, the renouned USA fiddle champion, also delivers her internationally acclaimed talk on bird song 'The music of nature; the nature of music.' In addition ABC Radio will be setting up a sound installation at The White Cliffs Solar Power Station that features the voices and sonic activities of the town's inhabitants. See the Sound Circus website for dates and times of performances, workshops, sound sculptures and lectures.
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