The Talking Board : electroacoustic
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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.
Instrumentation: For ensemble and electronics.
First performance: by Decibel New Music at Camera Obscura (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)) on 19 Sep 2011
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