In a year of unprecedented quietening, it seems apt to focus our listening and reach out into the world through our ears. As the world slowed, and as the ambient noise of our city fell away, a new and expanded sense of the sonic in our everyday lives became available. As the world reawakens, composer and artist Lawrence English curates a series of durational site-and situation-specific sound happenings to celebrate this sense of deeper listening.
One of Australia’s most accomplished advocates of new music, Gabriella Smart, performs Alvin Curran’s epic five-hour solo piece, Inner Cities, in its entirety.
The Old Museum
Featuring a new commission by Erik Griswold, Wallpaper Music part four, this performance for prepared piano uses the instrument in a radically ‘retuned’ way, multiplying it into a variety of muted, percussive, buzzing and gong-like sounds.
Pianist Gabriella Smart is a leading advocate of new music in Australia with sustained contribution over 25 years through performance, improvisation, collaborative composition, commissioning and curation.