banksias under snow - GreyWing Ensemble
Ellenbrook Arts - 1 May - 31 May 2022
"the dual heritage of Acoustic Ecology and experimental music—in foregrounding our aural perception of the Earth—seems more urgent than ever" David Dunn (2008)
An exhibition exploring the sounds and shapes of nature through a series of recent works by Western Australian and international composers. Nine composers have created works interacting with field recordings, organic, visual and tactile forms of the environment though video, graphical and sculptural scores for the Western Australian music ensemble GreyWing. The works examine methods of interaction between “real” geological and biological structures found in the natural world and their “artificial” depiction and performance in the gallery. They search for ways in which “foregrounding our aural perception of the Earth” can positively contribute as a small shelter against the dissonance between human society and the natural world.
Sunday May 15, 3pm
Exhibition opening event featuring a short performance at Ellenbrook Arts
Sunday, 22 May, 10am - 3pm
The exhibition with be supported by a workshop “Notation the environment” exploring interaction between live performers and field recordings and a performance of the exhibited scores by GreyWing Ensemble.
Notating the Environment Workshop Information
Saturday May 28 at 7pm
GreyWing ensemble will perform at Ellenbrook Arts as part of the project
Banksias Under Snow Performance Information
GreyWing Ensemble is: Kirsten Smith (flute), Lindsay Vickery, (clarinet), Catherine Ashley, (harp), and Jameson Feakes, (electric guitar) and Josten Myburgh (electronics).
Interviews with Rebecca Erin Smith
Interviews with Aaron Wyatt
Interviews with Lindsay Vickery
Interviews with Alice Humphries
Interviews with Josten Myburgh
Video Works 1
Video Works 2
scrolling scores on video with performances by GreyWing (Kirsten Smith - flutes, Lindsay Vickery – clarinet, Jameson Feakes – electric guitar, Catherine Ashley – harp)
This project is intended in some part to help build awareness and interaction with the natural environment, through the creation, performance and recording of new music reflecting on the environment and public workshops exploring techniques for creating music scores that encourage interaction between performers and field recordings.