Sonic arc : a fragment of the labyrinth of revelation
by Andrea Breen (1996)
Performance by Andrea Breen, John Lockwood from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 31.
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Sonic Arc was recorded to be played as a loop in the gallery during the collaborative installation Will the real Australia please stand up...a travelogue (UTas 1996). It signified aspects of the journey - shared by the three visual and text artists - through regional Australia. The work was designed to also act as a trope for transformation: at approximately half way through the piece a vocal fragment suggests change through self-reflection so that the sounds following this fragment signify a deeper connection with land: represented by more silence, bird calls and a greater sense of spatiality than in the first section.
Instrumentation: Sound installation: studio performance, part devised / part improvised. Viola, electric piano, female vocal trio, field recordings (of birds and footsteps).
Duration: 30 min.
Difficulty: N/A - Not for live performance
Commission note: Commissioned by University of Tasmania, Launceston Gallery.
- In the form/style of: Sound Art
Performances of this work
1997: Contemporary Art Space Tasmania
Aug 96: University of Tasmania Gallery
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