This program takes as its point of departure the music and ideas of Percy Grainger, specifically his sense of ‘freedom’ expressed in the works and experiments that he called free music. In a series of specially commissioned performances utilising instruments from the Grainger Museum Collection, including two of the recently recreated free music machines, a group of artists and musicians will offer their own multifaceted readings of Grainger’s ‘freedom’, inviting the audience to consider what the term might signify today.
Artists: Eric Demetriou & Herb Jercher, Is There A Hotline?Jen Tait and Jen Callaway, Antonia Sellbach, Julie Burleigh, Alison Bolger, and VCA Students.
VCA academics Mark Pollard, Anthony Lyons and Paul Fletcher are involved, and 3rd Year Animator, Rebecca Readhead and students in Interactive Composition at the VCA.
Performance Schedule revolving/evolving on the night
6:00 PM - Anthony Lyons and Paul Fletcher (VCA/MCM) installation
6:30 PM - Is There A Hotline?
7:30 PM - Antonia Sellbach with Julie Burleigh and Alison Bolger
8:30 PM - Is There A Hotline?
9:00 PM - Eric Demetriou & Herb Jercher