In April 2017, Barnaby Oliver and I started recording with the aim of improvising long-form pieces made up of a restricted palette of gestures and sound sources. Throughout the next two years we came together sporadically as we continued this quest, working through various ideas and changing instrumentation. Our work was gradually refined done to what you hear on this album: a combination of harmonics arising from bowed metal bowls and violin (or piano), coalescing into other-worldly music that at first appears static, yet constantly shifts and re-grounds itself.
in-Stability is a performance series running Thursday nights through August and September as part of my Stability exhibition, where artists from a variety of disciplines are invited to perform with my kinetic sound sculpture and projection works.
The series continues this week with my duo with Barnaby Oliver. Barnaby & I have been playing together for several years, most recently creating minimalist long-form pieces with violin and bowed metal bowls. This Thursday we will be improvising soundtracks for my video projections in the space.
in-Stability: Clinton Green & Barnaby Oliver
Thursday 15 August, 2019 – 7:30pm sharp
Sunshine Art Spaces, 2 City Place, Sunshine (near Sunshine Station).
Make It Up Club, Bar Open (upstairs), 317 Brunswick St Fitzroy
Sunday 19 May 2019, 9-11pm
Corner of Swanston and LaTrobe streets, Melbourne
The fourth roughly-annual GAIP event/happening of Intersection. Ren Walters ‘explains’ below:
Please join in for a wander around together for part or all and invite whomever may be interested. SOUNDING, sitting, STROLLING, conversing, TRAVERSING, processing, obsessing, STARTING, stopping, observing, draping, SKATING, voicing, running, CRAWLING, stalling, jaywalking, SKULKING, SILENCING, mumbling, bumbling, INTRODUCING, intersecting, WHISPERING, breathing, ARRIVING, LEAVING, fumbling, tumbling, huddling, falling, REVERSING, INTERSPERSING and so on . . .
To quote a past participant; “I came along, couldn’t see nothing so I went home”
And; during the performance I received a text from a co-performer “where is the music, where is the performance?”
The following is the original “score”;
INTERSECTION – (a point or line common to lines or surfaces that intersect.)
Participants continuously cross at the four traffic lights on each corner of the intersection, for one to two hours duration.
The dream is to be invitational through practicing/embodying openness and generosity toward the environment and fellow pedestrians. Taking the uncontrived opportunities that arise through this immanency.
This mode of being may be enhanced or facilitated by particular movements, gestures, appearances, sounds, props etc., when understood as ‘enabling strategies/techniques’ to generate momentum, to supplant self-consciousness, to stimulate a ‘performative frame’.
In circumnavigating this space, our attentive presence and movement will charge an energetic field in the vicinity.
If for some reason you become diverted from this prescribed activity (by engaging in conversation, missing the green light because you were staring at the sky, taking a tourist to the nearest bus stop, etc.), this can be considered fortuitous. Then just return to your activity.