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Drawn from Sound

Thursday, 21 March 2013


Drawn From Sound brings together a variety of Australasian graphic music scores in the first survey of its kind to be held in Western Australia. A practice developed in the 1950s, the creation of graphic scores came about as more traditional notations were no longer adequate for music that required elements of improvisation, extended techniques, a foregrounding of texture over melody or harmony and different performance formats.

Drawn From Sound is curated by Perth composer and sound artist Cat Hope, and will showcase Australian contemporary graphic notation practice in a variety of possible forms – as objects, videos and films, websites, interactive programs or images. Supported by a program of performances and artist talks, Drawn From Sound celebrates the graphic score not only as a valid form of musical notation, but also as a unique source of visual expression.

For more information please visit the Drawn from Sound website.

Curated by: Cat Hope
Artists: Philip Brophy (VIC), Samuel Gillies (WA), Percy Grainger (VIC), Lee Harrop (WA) Anita Hustas (VIC), David Kim-Boyle (NSW), Ron Nagorka (VIC), David Young (VIC), Lindsay Vickery (WA), Freya Zinovieff (NSW)
Sponsors: Tura New Music the New Music Network.

An audio tour of Drawn from Sound is now available; download a copy of the tour to your audio device, and enjoy a tour of the exhibition by curator Cat Hope.

Please join us for Drawn from Sound artist talks, and performances of works in the exhibition by musicians from Decibel. There are no bookings required so please feel free to bring guests.

Event details

Drawn from Sound runs from Thursday, 28 March to Friday, 12 April at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley

Artists talk
Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Time: 1.00pm - 1.45pm
Artists: Lee Harrop (WA) and Freya Zinovieff (NSW)

Performance 1
Date: Thursday, 4 April 2013
Time: 1.00pm - 1.45pm
Decibel performs works by Hustas, Thompson & Kim-Boyle.

Performance 2
Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Time: 1.00pm - 1.45pm
Decibel performs works by Stewart, Vickery and Zinovieff with special guest choir Eneksis, performing an interpretation by Michael McCarthy who will be leading the choir.


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