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Sonic arc : a fragment of the labyrinth of revelation

by Andrea Breen (1996)

Audio Sample

Performance by Andrea Breen, John Lockwood from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 31.

Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 31.


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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 31.

Library shelf no. CD 2448 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 1996

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.


Performances of this work

1997: Contemporary Art Space Tasmania

Aug 96: University of Tasmania Gallery

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