Megan Alice Clune (NSW)
1. Relating to the immediate surroundings of something
Forging a new mode of composition and music making, Relating to the Immediate Surroundings of Something; or, This is What I’m Talking About is musician and composer Megan Clune’s exploration of performance and space. Inviting the audience to experience performance and sound in multiple ways at various points in time, the experience is one of both shared virtuosity and resolute independence, equal parts cacophonous and blissful.
Across six days, a series of leading Melbourne musicians, including pianist Jacob Abela and techno maestro Lucy Cliché, will perform private morning sets which are then recorded and morphed by Clune’s innovative composition into an expansive echo that inhabits the venue for the entire day. Here the sound lives and breathes independently as it bounces throughout the space and adapts to each new audience member entering the space.
A feat of musicianship and technology, Relating… examines the nature of the concert and its relationship with the space surrounding it. The work takes the word ‘ambient’ as a starting point — the title is the dictionary definition of the word — and rearranges the way we as an audience relate to each other, the performer and the expanse of sound that connects us.
Thu 12 May
Fri 13 May
Sat 14 May
AM Andras Fox
PM Lucy Cliche
Thu 19 May
Fri 20 May
Sat 21 May
PerformersJacob Abela, Lucy Cliché, Matthias Shack-Arnott, Pooja Gupta, Enchanted Jails, Superstar, Andras Fox
Sound designer/audio programmerBen Carey
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through
the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and the NSW Government through Arts NSW.