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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

http://www.3shadesblack.com

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 melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

3 Shades Black presents Moving Scores as part of the Auckland Fringe.

Friday 22nd of February,

8pm, Mt Eden Village Community Hall.

Cnr Mt Eden Rd and Ngauruhoe St

Entry by Koha.

We will be performing new scores by New Zealand artists, Julian Maher, Celeste Oram, and Paul Smith, alongside works from Australian composers and film makers.

Image

Moving Scores Beijing. Mao Live House.

Performers:

Miranda Hill, Double Bass,

Alisa Willis, Flute,

Yvette Audain, Saxophone,

Paul Smith, Percussion,

Michael Weiss, Cello,

Charmian Keay, Violin,

Sophia Acheson, Viola,

Helen Acheson, Voice,

Donald Nicholls, Clarinet,

Casey Gsell, Bassoon,

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 Mt Eden Community Village hall on 22/2 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.

Immersion!

Immersion!

3 Shades Black and the Melbourne Fringe Festival present Immersion. A night of music to bask in, just lie back and let the musicians surround you.Don’t miss this unique experience, with music from minimalism to renaissance chant. Finally! A chance to experience this music as a concert hall won’t allow. Mingle with the music and surround yourself with sound.
Bring a pillow, relax in a beanbag, lie at the feet of a tenor, enjoy a drink and be ensconced in our sound world.

3 Shades Black is made up of some of Melbourne’s finest classical musicians. We specialise in making contemporary and experimental classical music accessible and enjoyable to everyone. Come see why we love this music so much!Program: In C, Terry Riley,
De Profundis: Arvo Part,
Viderunt omnes: Pérotin
Cocoon: Nat Grant. (Premiere)

Tickets at the Fringe website or at the door:http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/immersion/

(the website says different programs each night. It lies! The same amazing program will be available for your ears on Wed 10th and Friday the 12th)

Performers:
Miranda Hill,
Dan Richardson,
Ruby Paskas,
Laila Engle,
SuYing Aw,
Leah Scholes,
Nat Grant,
Yvette Audain,
Rosie Savage,                                                                                                                                                           Zachary Johnston,                                                                                                                                                       Arwen Johnston,                                                                                                                                                           Jarrod Butler,                                                                                                                                                             Phoebe Green.

Melbourne Chamber Voices:

Steven Hodgson (dir.)
John Weretka
Ben Owen
Jacob Lawrence
Daniel Thomson
Matthew Thomson

Homophonic!

Did you know that America’s greatest love story set to music, West Side Story, was written and choreographed by 4 gay men?

Did you know that letters exist between Tchaikovsky and his brother Modest which include the line “I even went to Bulatov’s country estate, and his house is nothing but a pederastic bordello. As if it were not enough that I had been there, I fell in love as a cat with his coachman !!! “

Did you know Poulenc referred to his “Parisian sexuality” in letters, and openly identified as a gay man?

Have you ever listened to the music of Britten or Barber and seen nothing in the program notes about their long term male partners?

Then Homophonic is the concert for you!

3 Shades Black and the Midsumma Festival is proud to present Homophonic, an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists and homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

The gays and the arts have always gone together, and this concert celebrates that long standing tradition, and highlights the contribution made to modern classical music. With a program featuring established composers alongside young Melbourne artists, Homophonic is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.

Performed by an ensemble of Melbourne’s most in demand musicians, and featuring Melbourne composers alongside more established names. We’re bringing the disco ball to the concert hall!!

Program includes:

Outline, by Pauline Oliveros.
Breathing through a hole, by Amy Bastow.
Beneath, by Naima Fine.
‘Aquarium’, by John Cage.
Simulcast, by Rick Burkhardt.
There might have been a time, by Wally Gunn.

and some surprise guests.

Ensemble: The Atticus String Quartet, Miranda Hill, Leila Engle, Joshua de Graaf, Dan Richardson, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Ruby Paskas, Phoebe Green, Ed Ferris, Stephanie Kabanyana, Bettina Crimmins, and Emma Sullivan.

Thursday the 2nd of February, 2012. 7:30pm.
Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall. Melbourne. $20/15

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.midsumma.org.au or at the door. (But
buy in advance! It’s good for my stress levels)

We look forward to seeing you there!

3 Shades Black presents: ‘Moving Scores’, a night of experimental film and music making as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

7pm. Saturday 1st October. Northcote Town Hall.

$15.00 Concession: $10.00 melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666

Moving Scores.

A collaboration between a classically trained new music ensemble and moving image artists.

New films made by visual artists and composers will be screened and performed as ‘graphic scores’ by an 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 hear the image and see the music!

Artistic director and founder of 3 Shades Black, Miranda Hill, studied musical performance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and the Hartt school of music in Hartford CT, with teachers including Steve Reeves, Diana Gannett, and Robert Black. In Melbourne she works as a double bassist for hire with orchestras such as the Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, and Red Aveline.

“My interests have always veered towards the experimental and fun. Steve Rush, Professor at UofM taught me about bringing laughter to classical performances, and the new set of challenges that arise when you mix artistic genres with a sense of humour and levity. 3 Shades Black is dedicated to making experimental music and performance accessible and transparent to audiences. Taking high-falutin’ artsy concepts and framing them so everyone can appreciate how awesome they are. Not such a big ask, surely.”

“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. Clouds, the ocean, Pluto, the road on a night time drive, 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.

Over the past three months, 3 Shades Black have sought short moving image works  to be read as moving scores from a diverse range of film makers and composers. These works will be projected in the majestic main hall of the Northcote Town Hall and performed live by the 3 Shades Black ensemble.

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: Alison Bennett, Kathryn Goldie, Amy Bastow, Adam Simmons, Peter Head, Naima Fine, Daniel Armstrong, Cat Wilson, Alan Lee, Bradley Axiak, Stephanie Kabanyana.

http://www.3shadesblack.com

Moving Scores
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

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Media contact:

Miranda Hill 0402 760 055

press images by Alison Bennett: https://3shadesblack.com/2011/09/11/press-images/

more images by Alison Bennett at http://alisonbennett.net/2011/09/05/3-shades-black-press-images/ password: 3sb