A durational microtonal live drone performance.
baritone, alto, soprano saxes.
bass, treble clarinets
alto, treble flutes
Inspired by work in Australian Indigenous communities over the last 25 years and European microtonal harmonic systems, such as Istria (whose microtonal scale has been listed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List), as well as explorations in Pythagorean Harmonics and Just Intonation combined with concepts of time and place borrowed from the Indian classical raga system.
The slowly evolving work builds on natural harmonies and subtracted or interpolated fundamentals, it flows between sublime and challenging sonorities at an almost imperceptible rate.
DRONESCAPES combines live composition and orchestration with granular and spectral manipulation technologies to create and immersive experience that attempts to challenge concepts of time, harmony and resonance, forcing technical and musical responses from the performer to non-traditional harmonic structures.
The work was conceived in December 2016, and has been performed at
Alpha Waves Series, Sydney.
Now Now Festival, Sydney
Sedam Dana Stvaranja Festival, Pazin, Croatia.
Porec Street Art Festival, Porec, Croatia.
Ars Electonica Festival, Große Konzertnacht, Linz, Austria
Awai Arts, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Spektrum, Berlin, Germany.
Fu:bar – Festival, Zagreb, Croatia.
Kiblix 2017, Maribor, Slovenia.
SICKO, 2019 Sydney.
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