3 Shades Black presents Moving Scores; a night of experimental film and music making. New films made by visual artists and composers will be screened and performed as graphic scores by Melbourne’s exciting ensemble of contemporary music specialists.
Moving Scores is taking experimental music notation and putting it in motion. We’ve taken the map and made it a GPS.
Come to the Northcote Town Hall on 1st Oct to hear the image and see the music!
While joining film and music is familiar, this blending of scores and film is taking a new and exciting direction in the melding of sometimes disparate creative worlds.
Graphic scores take traditional music notation and remove the rules. The stave lines and clefs have as much meaning as the note heads themselves. These scores, which are art in themselves, are traditionally static images. This show is exploring how the scores and performances will change when the scores are in motion.
John Cage said that ‘music is all around us’ and this project takes that a whole step further. Birds in flight, train tracks, the detail on the back pocket of your jeans, an ultrasound, a sunrise. These are all images we know in one context, and would be given a whole new outlook by being read as a score.
Film makers and Composers have created short moving scores, which will be projected so the audience will be able to see the scores and the ensemble, and see the music as it happens.
Visual artists, Composers and performers have different concepts of “structure”, and the juxtaposition of the art forms will lead to some unexpected interpretations. While the musical approach to each piece is discussed and rehearsed by the ensemble, there is always room for interpretation, and no two performances are the same.
Ensemble members: Miranda Hill, Alisa Willis, Bettina Crimmins, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Ed Ferris, Aviva Endean, Stephanie Kabanyana, Danny Richardson.
Scores by: (not complete list!) Alison Bennett, Ali Hogg, Steven Hodgson, Yvette Audain, Kathryn Goldie, Amy Bastow, Adam Simmons and more!
VENUE Northcote Town Hall – Main Hall 189 High St Northcote, VIC 3070
DATES: 1st October. TIME: 7.00pm (90min)
TICKETS Full: $15.00 Concession: $10.00 TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666