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Calliope's nest (sound sculpture)

by Damien Ricketson (2014)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

Materials for this work may be lodged in our collection in the future. Until then, any enquiries should be made directly to the composer/sound artist or their agent.

Work Overview

The installation was comprised of plastic nests and other sculptural musical objects that sounded on contact with wind. When touched by the wind, these curious sculptures murmured gently to the backdrop of birdsong. In performance they became instruments, forming a bizarre ritual that both exalted and interfered with nature.

Concept: Damien Ricketson ; Nest design: Edward Home

Photo documentation of the installation can be accessed at http://ensembleoffspring.com/media/news/micro-parks-calliopes-nest-in-pictures/

Work Details

Year: 2014

Instrumentation: Integrated sound sculpture, performance and public participatory work

Duration: 15 min.

Commission note: Commissioned by Performance Space for Micro Parks 2014

First performance: by Kathy Cogill, Claire Edwardes, Jason Noble — 16 May 14. 'Micro Parks', Cooper St Reserve, Surry Hills, Sydney

Video documentation can be found at http://vimeo.com/100168378

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