Avantwhatever Monthly - May 2014
Rosalind Hall (Saxophone - Album Launch)
Michael Prior (Guitar & Drums)
134 Lygon St
Sunday May 25
Entry $10 | 4pm
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Rosalind Hall will be launching her album 'Carriage of the Voice', using multiple speakers and feedback along with her saxophone and body to perform material from the record that was developed during a residency in Castlemaine last year.
Michael Prior will be, well, playing guitar and drums, at the same time.
The beguiling, chameleonic saxophone has possessed Rosalind Hall for most of her life. As she has grown, she has made it her mission to extricate the horn from her trainings, to unearth the inner vibrations of the saxophone body and to elicit from it the sonic microcosms of her mind. She has made reeds from different materials and found extensions and vibrating objects for the bell that alter and extend the playing techniques to create unpredictabilities that necessitate playing and responding in the moment. Improvisation is the guiding force behind her music, experimentation and redefinition a driving goal and collaboration with people and spaces a transcendental joy.
Michael Prior’s practice is located between the sonic, sculptural and performative. His work employs strategies of fabrication, organisation and mechanisation to explore musical structures in material forms. Aleatoric method is applied to a physical manifold (objects, the body in space, sound generators) to create self-developing compositions and social exchanges. MP has exhibited installation works at PICA (2009), MONA FOMA (2010, 2013) and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (2007-8). Since 2001 he has performed in Helsinki, London, Edinburgh, Berlin, New York, San Francisco and locally for sound programs such as Liquid Architecture and the Now Now.