Tura New Music & Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)
In early 2015, it became apparent to the public of Australia that sexual abuse is carried out within offshore immigration detention centres and offshore immigration centres. The Human Rights Commission released its report, ‘The Forgotten Children,’ revealing more than two hundred incidents of sexual assault within a threemonth period, several involving children. Moreover, this information was not revealed for seventeen months, willfully leaving victims in the same environment as their perpetrators. When Tony Abbott was asked to comment on the situation, he said, “Occasionally, I daresay, things happen”. Self-harm and the mimicking of sexualised behavior have been documented in the children who were victims of these assaults. [under] is based on the feedback from these accounts of the victims at the detention centres, as described by leaks and human rights investigators who are routinely demonised for speaking out against these human rights violations.
[under] was composed by Dane Yates 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