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The Unconformity


The Unconformity

  • Date: Friday, 19 October 2018 to Sunday, 21 October 2018
  • Venue: Various venues in/around Queenstown, Tasmania — Queenstown, TAS

Event Details

The Unconformity festival program includes:

A Score to Scratch the Surface (Opening Scene) - a roaming sound work composed of local field recordings, archival sounds and fragments of stories reflecting the diverse threads that link people to an environment.

Listening - a durational work by Jill Orr in collaboration with sound artist Richie Cyngler and the community. Set in a magical quarry, this performance weaves and dreams something that may be felt as ‘ancient in the now.’

Variations on an energetic field - approximately 800,000 years ago, an extra-terrestrial projectile large enough to penetrate the atmosphere struck the earth south of Queenstown, the force releasing approximately 20 megatons of energy into the atmosphere, ending a journey that may have started several billion years ago in the early Solar System. The work proposes a sequence of variations on the energy of impact: a succession of material, sonic and spatial transformations.

The Falls - in this specially commissioned work set in the immense landscape of Queenstown, Halcyon Macleod teams up with Award Winning Playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer. From Horsetail Falls to The Confluence, this walking audio-based work tells a story of young love in the west.

Tasmanian Ghost Town Project: A Diary of Lost Memories. A three-part mini-series featuring small stories of the West Coast between those townships still breathing, and those that lay still. Each chapter explores a town and people attached to its history, telling stories of identity, purpose, and time laid bare; in these places something you can touch and see. (Queenstown Scout Hall)

Tectonica - Using bloody big speaker stacks on the main street, Tectonica will use sounds to tell the geological story of the West Coast—from 500 million years ago until today. Tectonica will kick-off on Friday at sunset with a rumble that will set the scene for a weekend of the epic noise and vibrations of volcanoes, geysers, earthquakes and meteorite hits. Ending on Sunday, we celebrate the most recent great geological event—ACDC’s 1976 visit—with an earth shattering hour of their greatest tracks. BOOM!

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