For sustaining instruments and bass tone, 2019.
Sequences I-IV commissioned by Linden New Art, June 2019.
Performances by Monash Animated Music Ensemble, Friday 28th June, 6pm (Free)
Karina Utomo, Sage Pbbbbt and Judith Dodsworth (voice), Saturday 20 June, 2pm, (Free)
Mary Doumany (harp), Saturday 10 August, 2om (free)
Decibel with Lionel Marchetti 6pm 29th August. Tickets available here.
Artist Talk 16 August 6.30pm, 2019.
This piece is a site specific installation that is also a performance score. The score was designed to be exhibited in the Linden New Art gallery space, in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. All the images for the instrumental parts are derived from decorative aspects of the building housing the gallery, and the colours are also derived from them. The only excption is the pink 'sub line', that begins (and ends) at the bass amplifier in an adjacent room, rumbling through the wall. Sub Decorative Sequences is an examination of the concept of ‘decorative’ – taking decorative qualities and making them central to the structure of a piece of music. After all, that’s what graphic scores do best.
The opaque pink lines represent the fixed low tones that make part of the piece, and are embedded in the digital score. This should be played to a single sub-woofer or bass amplifier (that can reproduce 38 Hz) from the mini jack out of an ipad, which should be playing the score on the Decibel ScorePlayer application, for the musicians to read. Each instrument is represented by a different colour, representing a single instrument. The top of the score is the highest point, the bottom the lowest. The volume should be consistently soft and sit ‘within’ the low tones. The piece can consist of all the movements in order I to V or as individual, stand alone Sequences.