Tura New Music & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
Some thirty years ago, I took an overnight train from Paris to Italy and woke up to the sights and sounds of a new country. I had very little Italian back then, and this was the 80’s, before English had overtaken the world. One sign I kept seeing at every stop was USCITA; I had no idea what this meant, nor why every station had this name. I guessed that USCITA must have been a very big city indeed, and only through keen observation did I come to understand...
EXIT, created for Decibel, is fondly based on this memory, and was shot and recorded on my iphone6, on a series of train journeys around Italy this European summer. The letters of the word USCITA, which recurs through the piece like a refrain, have each been ascribed a single pitch of a whole-tone scale. Beyond that, I ask that you keenly observe and come to understand…
EXIT was composed by Felicity Wilcox and performed as part of Anime, Concert 3 of the Scale Variable 2015 series, at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts on 5 September 2015.
Cat Hope: Artistic Director, flute, bass, electronics
Lindsay Vickery: reeds, composition, score design, electronics
Stuart James: piano, percussion, composition, electronics, MaxMSP, spatialisation
Tristen Parr: violoncello
Aaron Wyatt: violin/viola, iOS programming
Louise Devenish: percussion
Sound Design: Johannes Mulder
Technical Assistants: Laura Halligan, Jean-Michel Maujean