Moving Scores

Photo by Alison Bennett

Photo by Alison Bennett

Hear the image, and see the music!

Moving Scores is an exciting collaboration between new music ensemble 3 Shades Black, and moving image artists. New films made by composers and visual artists will be screened and performed live as graphic scores.

Moving Scores is taking experimental music notation and putting it in motion. We’ve taken the map and made it a GPS. Come hear the image and see the music!

3 Shades Black is thrilled to bring their flagship show, Moving Scores, back to the Melbourne Fringe! Since 2011 we’ve been to Beijing and Auckland, and collected new amazing scores along the way. 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. These scores, which are art in themselves, are traditionally static images. This show is exploring how the scores and interpretations 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. A road at night, fish in a tank, the night sky. These are images we know in one context, and are given a whole new outlook by being read as a score.

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.

3 Shades Black is dedicated to making experimental music and performance accessible and transparent to any audience. Taking high-falutin artsy concepts and framing them so everyone can appreciate how awesome they are.

3 Shades Black: Miranda Hill, Dan Richardson, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Bettina Crimmins, Phoebe Green, Zachary Johnston, Charlotte Jacke.

Composers: Amy Bastow, Daniel Armstrong, Naima Fine, Celeste Oram, Kathryn Goldie,  Adam Simmons and more!

“Hard to explain” – NZ Herald 2013

“Compelling soundscapes paired with often breathtaking imagery” – BuzzCuts 2011

“I felt like I was hallucinating…would go again to a similar event in a heartbeat” – Audience member: Mao’s live house, Beijing 2012

Moving Scores VENUE Bluestone Arts Venue Cnr Hyde & Napier St Footscray, VIC 3010

DATES: 3rd and 4th of October

TIME: 8.00pm (2hr) TICKETS Full: $20 Concession: $15 Group: $12

TO BOOK visit or call (03) 9660 9666