Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban Centre, London 15.2.13
Still explores instabilities, not only in terms of sound generation and instrumental systems, but also in our bodies as movers. The disposable camera is the genesis for a devised work that explores sound and light and movement. An intertwining gradual upward glissandi is created from multiple charging flash circuits that are modified to make sound and combined with instrumental parts. All performers work together to modify the cameras to make sound, and then further investigate the compositional potential of the flash circuit and charging and discharging process. A choreography is based around holding a ‘still’ position and finding the limits of balance and imbalance within a posture. As the cameras flash, the audience is left with a physical outline of the performers. The charging process and camera flashes are looped to create an evolving continuous texture and image burn-in (afterimage). Still is also concerned with: movement/dance and its perception in the context of intermittent light sources; exploring combinations of electronic and acoustic sound sources; energy and its relationship to timbre; and the creation of a work through devised and collaborative processes.
Elizabeth Harrison (tuba)
Clemmie Curd (oboe)
Katie Walters (clarinet)
Gaspar Hunt (piano)