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The Talking Board : electroacoustic

by Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery (2011)

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The Australian Music Centre's catalogue does not include any recordings or sheet music of this work. This entry is for information purposes only.

It is listed in our catalogue because an event featuring a performance of this work was included in our calendar of Australian music. Details of this performance are listed below.

Work Overview

Co-composed with Lindsay Vickery.
The Talking Board explores the idea of presenting notation to performers in a score work projected for the performers to read. Each player has their own "planchette" a coloured circle enclosing the materials that they must perform. The four planchettes independent traverse the graphically notated score creating a progression of material for the performer's to realise.The score itself is a 4 by 5 rectangle of images created and collected by Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery, assembled in using the surrealist "exquisite corpse" technique (each person can only see fragments of the other's images until they are all assembled).The term Talking Board is a generic name for the Ouija board a game invented by Hasbro Ltd that rapidly grew in the early 20th century into a favoured medium for supposedly contacting the dead. In our version the only "ghosts" are (hopefully) in the machine.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: For ensemble and electronics.

First performance: by Decibel New Music at Camera Obscura (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)) on 19 Sep 2011


Performances of this work

15 May 2015: at THNMF: Space / Pli (Packenham Street Art Space (PSAS)). Featuring Decibel New Music.

19 Sep 2011: at Camera Obscura (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)). Featuring Decibel New Music.

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