Animal : for SATB choir and ensemble (violin, cello, electronic keyboard, and percussion) with video
by Daniel Portelli (2015)
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Animal (2015) is a piece for choir, violin, cello, keyboard, vibraphone and video. The choir use a video scoring system, which is a sequence of words, phonetics, fricatives, and plosives fragments scrolling across the screen. The sequences are laid out across the four voices (S+A+T+B) and the choir vocalise the letters as they pass over a red line. The choir are also asked to vocalise video sequences with the instruction to vocalise the sounds they imagine the video would be making, much like a foley artist. It is a political work in which (hidden amongst other sounds) the choir are whispering interview excerpts from parents describing the mental state of their children living in Australian immigration detention centres.
Instrumentation: SATB choir, violin, cello, percussion (1 player), keyboard.
Duration: 10 min.
First performance: by Warwick Stengards, Elizabeth Layton, Simon Cobcroft, Gabriella Smart, Andrew Penrose, Adelaide Philharmonic Choir — 16 Apr 15. Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum, University of South Australia
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