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Eclipsed vision : vocal installation

by Kate Moore (2006)

Eclipsed vision


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Eclipsed vision : vocal installation / Kate Moore.

Library shelf no. 782/MOO 1 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

A constant stream of people follow the perimeter of the performance space humming notes that have been given to them as they enter the space. The harmony gradually changes as people exit and re-enter with new tones. The progression of people alludes to the trajectory of planets around the sun or cells of blood around the body. Each page of the score is set out on a sequence of individual cards kept in a box. Each card contains a specific musical tone. As each singer takes a card they sing this tone as they walk around the perimeter of the performance space.


Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Variable number of voices male and femaie, trained or untrained. A recommendation for the number of voices would be between 50 and 200 or more.

First performance: 2007. First performed at MassMoCA USA

Other works included in the "Rain Project" set are "Uisce" for voices, "Rain" for solo snare drum, "Klepsydra" for large ensemble and "Aarde" for variable ensemble and speakers as well as Klepsydra sound sculptures.

Written at Bundanon Artist in residence in 2006.

This work contributes to a collection of performance installations under the title "Rain Project" which received a cultural prize from the city of The Hague in the Netherlands supported by DeKomeet, Fonds1818 and Gemeente Den Haag.


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Eclisped Vision, by Kate Moore

This piece was written in 2006 at Bundanon artist in residence NSW Australia and was premiered in TAG in The Netherlands as a work in progress. It was premiered in America at MassMOCA in 2007 and performed by Focus Vocaal in 2010 in Groningen The Netherlands. In October 2010 it was performed at The Korzo Theater by voices from The Hague as part of "Rain Project".


Performances of this work

2007: First performed at MassMoCA USA

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