TURBULENCE (2015) goes back into the studio next week, as part of Agile Chambers in Melbourne, a week of open research labs and performances with artists from Chamber Made Opera and researchers from RMIT University, 6th-10th December 2016.
Agile Chambers investigates the relationship between live performance and digital artworks, and the week will consist of performances, research panel discussions and presentations at RMIT Design Hub.
On 7th December there will be a lunchtime showing of TURBULENCE with artist talk (Cynthia Troup, Peter Humble, David Young), and on 8th December Juliana Hodkinson gives a presentation (by video) at the Design Hub Microlab on live/digital opera formats.
Some reasons for hesitating
On 18th November 2016, Chimera Ensemble gives the UK premiere of SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING (1999), performing a programme also including works by Unsuk Chin, Catherine Robson and Gerard Pesson.
SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING is an acoustic piece for 15 musicians, who play precisely notated timbres without conductor, score, metre or common pulse. In an essay about the work, Cynthia Troup wrote: "about 'some reasons for hesitating' it may now be possible to write that the piece is a strategy for both disguising and affirming (as yet) ineradicable, institutionalised desires for a score — desires that have long ago conflated the-score-as-idea with the-score-as-object."
Above photo by Allan Gravgaard Madsen, from Young Nordic Music Days 2016, where Aarhus Sinfonietta played SOME REASONS FOR HESITATING, 15 years after the last time they played it also at Young Nordic Music Days 2001.