EPIC TOPIAS SONIC UNIVERSE
SCI-FI CONTEMPORARY OPERA + ELECTRONICS
The Fission-Fusion Whale maps out a 21st-century fairy tale: three face-painted god-like interstellar explorers find one of their number swallowed within a galactic whale – or black hole.
The work pivots on the vocal performances of Justine Anderson in the role of CAPTAIN and Strange James as PILOT, supported by the supernova-sonic terrains of renowned percussionist Peter Neville – ENGINEER. Child performer, Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick, plays the role of CHILD, who transforms the minds of the explorers.
The production blends cutting-edge surround sound synthesiser technologies, percussion, prepared piano and vocals, set in a visually arresting screen-dominated stage environment. An added audiovisual dimension informs the project through the Duckworth Hullick Duo’s implementation of Jonathan Duckworth’s Resonance Table – a touchscreen audiovisual instrument. This is 21st century culture as the ultimate feast for the senses.
Melbourne Recital Centre, Salon
23 May 2018
FISSION-FUSION WHALE /// HAUL THE ANCHOR
Justine Anderson – voice / synthesizers / Resonance
Strange James – voice / synthesizers / piano
Peter Neville – voice / percussion
Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick – voice / percussion
Duckworth Hullick Duo – Resonance
RESONANCE: Interactive Visual Audio Instrument
Jonathan Duckworth – visuals/interactivity
James Hullick – sound design
Ross Eldrige – computer programming
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