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Hydra (other string with pre-recorded sound)

by Ros Bandt (2006)

Audio Sample

Performance by Ros Bandt from the CD Tarhu connections

Tarhu connections


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Tarhu connections / Ros Bandt.

Library shelf no. CD 2796 [Not for loan]

Work Overview

"Hydra was the mythical many-headed snake of the marshes of Lerna, whose heads grew again as fast as they were cut off by Herakles. In the end he burned away the heads. Hydra is a also genus of a simple fresh-water animal possessing radial symmetry. Hydrophone recordings of elephant sharks eating pippis were made in the shark tank while in residence at the Melbourne Aquarium with Iain Mott. Plucked Tarhu polyps. Also a quadrophonic installation 'Hearing the Hydra', Footscray Arts Centre with sound engineer Angie Grant" -- Ros Bandt.

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: Tarhu, field recordings.

Duration: 7 min.

Performances of this work

23 Jul 19: "Hydraion: In Praise Of Water", Lazaros Koundouriotis Historical Mansion, Greece. Featuring Ros Bandt.

30 Sep 2018: at Elbow Room Festival (Montsalvat).

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