And All Things Return To Nature Tomorrow
Friday 15 – Saturday 23 March 2013
Southbank Theatre, The Lawler
TIX: www.mtc.com.au / 03 8688 0800
Choreographers: Phillip Adams and Brooke Stamp
Dancers: Phillip Adams, Brooke Stamp, Deanne Butterworth, Rennie McDougall and Matthew Day
Collaborators: Composer Professor Garth Paine, Architect Matthew Bird, Fashion & Design Susan Dimasi (Materialbyproduct), Lighting Design Robin Fox.
Professor Garth Paine is a leading Australian composer, academic and artist, specialising in sound with interactive technologies for installation, dance and theatre applications. Garthe is internationally regarded as an innovator in the field of interactivity in electronic music and media arts.
Garth is particulalrly fascinated with sound as an experimental medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This has led to several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behaviour. Garth has composed several music scores for dance generated through video tracking of the choreography, and more recently using Bio-Sensing on the dancers body.
His immersive interactive environments have been exhibited in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Garth is currently Associate Professor in Sound Technologies at the University of Western Sydney and Associate Professor of Arts, Media and Engineering at the Arizona State University (USA).
Here is Garth's website with more info, bio, plus links to listen to his wondrous sounds: http://www.activatedspace.com/
And All Things Return To Nature, the first half, begins with concepts of sound frequency and vibrational transmission the manifestation of all life and matter, explored by Garth who creates a a kinetically charged field of sound and vibrational energy as a construct of 'being'. The second half, Tomorrow, is based around a visit to the Integraton, an acoustically perfect tabernacle in the Mojave Desert built on the site of an alleged alien abduction, using Garth to recreate a transformative sensory experience.
(forwarded from Annabel Brown)