Title

EXIT

Streaming Media

Output Type

Performance

Publisher

Tura New Music & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

RAS ID

20526

Comments

Hope, C., Vickery, L., James, S., Parr, T., Wyatt, A., & Devenish, L. (2015). EXIT. Perth, Western Australia: Tura New Music, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

https://decibelnewmusic.com/event/anime/

https://vimeo.com/138532128

Description

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…

Additional Information

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.

DECIBEL ENSEMBLE

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


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