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Minuet On/Off

Gardner, Thomas (2014) Minuet On/Off. [Performance]

Type of Research: Performance
Creators: Gardner, Thomas

This is a piece composed for the group Automatic Writing Circle (AWC). http://automaticwritingcircle.org.uk), and was commissioned for the opening of the Sonic Fusions festival in April 2014.

It engages with the structural issues presented by the Minuet (in its 17th and 18th century variants) and with the limits of improvisation, understood in terms of the dérive.

The piece explores the idea of whether music can be switched On/Off, and links this to transitions between degrees of Light and Darkness in the theatrical illumination of the performance space. It is for 4 musicians (Baroque flute, Ney, Cello and Ouija Board) and has a duration of 40 minutes.

For the opening performance the artist Aura Satz was commissioned to produce a series of 3 photographic images which were projected onto the background at key transitional moments in the piece.

Other Contributors:
ArtistSatz, Aura
InstrumentalistPreston, Stephen
InstrumentalistAyyaz, Seth
InstrumentalistCoyte, Peter
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date: 3 April 2014
Funders: University of Salford
Related Websites: http://automaticwritingcircle.org.uk, http://www.salford.ac.uk/arts-media/about/events/salford-sonic-fusion-festival
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
University of Salford, MediaCityUK3 April 20143 April 2014
Freerange, Canterbury, UK1 May 20141 May 2014
Measurements or Duration of item: 40 minutes
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2014 11:32
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2014 11:32
Item ID: 7435
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7435

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