Circle

Artist
Naretha Williams

Nation
Wiradjuri AUS

Price ($)
FREE

Premiere
World

Date
11 May 11.59pm - performance
5 - 14 May - Fed Bells installation

Duration
40 mins

Venue
The Federation Bells
Batman Avenue, Melbourne

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11 May 23 Nov Australia/Melbourne Circle http://yirramboi.net.au/events/circle/ Artist: Naretha Williams Nation: Wiradjuri AUS Price ($): FREE Duration: 40 mins Circle is a moon-drenched sound bath and live activation of the large scale sculptural instrument Federation Bells. Set on the high ground of the Birrarung Marr, Circle is the public initiation of Naretha Williams’ current composition project CRYPTEX. CRYPTEX - Bio Templates & Ceremonial Frameworks for Contemporary Composition; utilises the source code of the body by analysing DNA sequences to create mathematical templates to work with in a musical context. In this piece, song cycles are informed by the traditional seasons of the Kulin Nation, recognising 6 distinct phases of the year and bringing attention to our celestial knowledge systems. This performative installation is the first outcome of a larger body of work in which the artist further unpacks her signature practice around identity, place and the unseen world. Circle is a midnight ritual of sound environments, unusual harmonics and textural listening-scapes. This modular artwork will also play throughout YIRRAMBOI as a stand alone installation, within the Federation Bells curated program. The Federation Bells RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au

Circle is a moon-drenched sound bath and live activation of the large scale sculptural instrument Federation Bells.

Set on the high ground of the Birrarung Marr, Circle is the public initiation of Naretha Williams’ current composition project CRYPTEX.

CRYPTEX – Bio Templates & Ceremonial Frameworks for Contemporary Composition; utilises the source code of the body by analysing DNA sequences to create mathematical templates to work with in a musical context. In this piece, song cycles are informed by the traditional seasons of the Kulin Nation, recognising 6 distinct phases of the year and bringing attention to our celestial knowledge systems.

This performative installation is the first outcome of a larger body of work in which the artist further unpacks her signature practice around identity, place and the unseen world.

Circle is a midnight ritual of sound environments, unusual harmonics and textural listening-scapes.

This modular artwork will also play throughout YIRRAMBOI as a stand alone installation, within the Federation Bells curated program.

Acknowledgements

Presented By YIRRAMBOI and Federation Bells. With thanks to Australia Council, M.E.S.S., Auspicious Arts Projects, Matthew Gingold and Aunty Fay Stewart Muir.

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