It was a privileged to work with Grainger Museum, Science Gallery Melbourne, Melbourne School of Design, performers Danna Yun and Lindsay Hick and Josh Wilkinson for the premiere of my piece In Transition.
I was very fortunate to have Josh Wilkinson on-board to help me realise the acoustic vision of In Transition. After today’s premiere, you’ll be able to listen to the binaurel mix on headphones and the piece will be on rotation in the Grainger Museum Courtyard alongside Chris Pickering’s Ceiling of Clouds and Wayne Kington’s Moments of Congruence until November 2018.
In Transition draws inspiration from the Grainger Museum Courtyard and uses the open roof as representation of a spacecraft with a window to the “universe”. Stillness is represented through a lone passenger’s confinement and willingness to return to their bare essential at the reward of reaching Planet Perfection. This piece follows the individual’s transition, concluding before their arrival, with the journey explored through mimicking sounds of droning mechanics and glissandi. Emotions that are also explored include the possible dread, excitement, certainty, or even contentment the traveller could feel as they experience the interim of going towards the unknown. Upon arrival, if an individual can only contribute perfection to Utopia, can they maintain their identity?