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The Deep End

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Road Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

The Deep End emerges from the resonance of a Tibetan Gong I bought during my travels in Rishikesh. The internal soundwaves of the gong transform the ensemble through scordatura harp, prepared piano, and modular synthesiser, saxophone and drums. From epic soundscapes to extended climaxes and rhythmic twists and turns, this multimovement work uses the experience of surfing, the unpredictability the ocean brings to a surfer's manoeuvres, as a metaphor for improvisation negotiating the composed backgrounds. The Deep End features five of Sydney's most innovative improvisors. Be tubed. Be dunked: Catharsis.

Martin Kay: saxophone/clarinet

Emily Granger: Scordatura harp

Steve Barry: Prepared piano

Ben Carey: Modular sythesiser

Jamie Cameron: Drums


Earlier Event: November 1
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