Instinct and Episodes for Bass clarinet, live electronics/laptop and live video projection
Two buildings situated from either sides of the world: Federation Square Melbourne Deakin Edge (formerly BMW Edge) and ORCO in, Prague Czechoslovakia. The buildings situated at opposite sides of the world are cities placed side by side as the opening visual for an audio visual art work as if in conversation with text floating throughout. The creative process evolved from light reflection upon these buildings.
Instinct and Episodes is based around voice, clarinet, air sounds, electronic manipulation and interwoven rhythms, pulse and reaching a space of resolution within the reflections of light of both buildings. The computer-generated samples create live energetic and pulse driven sound and visual worlds. The visuals take you to a place with snapshots of degenerated line drawings, glass reflections and fragmented moving text, reactions of the buildings that generate frenetic disturbances. The opening seems somewhat disjointed as text and darkness dominate. The sound of subtle drones and plucked clicking, with the bass clarinet periodically joining the drones with multiphonics and flourishes of notes dominate throughout. Subsequent acoustic and visual motifs capture and emerge sonically and visually creating rhythmic layers of the buildings reflections. As the layers accumulate they rise up, overpowering their acoustic and visual origins.
The visuals are based on the performer’s interactions with these components; the glass images of models of the two buildings and a prerecorded version of the buildings inside and out using glass reflections produced during different times of the day on video have been processed. The live images create movement and pulse through effects such as strobes, kaleidoscope and multiple imagery effects. Instinct and Episodes catches changes of light interactions due to reflections on the glass been transmitted. The exploration of tempo both audibly and visually creates an abstract and floating image impression of movement.brigid.com.au