Danae Valenza Sound ParkOpening: Wednesday 6 November, 6-8pm Dates: 6-23 November 2013
‘Sound Park’ is an instructional sound piece that experiments with the composition of music through movement.
Five wandering instrumentalists improvise to a static drummer’s beat as they navigate individual paths through a pine forest. Without words or prior introduction, each musician’s journey contributes to a collective musical outcome.
Weaving in and out of each others earshot, six separate routes are documented and synchronised in to one composition.
Performed and recorded in Delsjön Naturreservat, Gothenburg, Sweden
Performers: Thea Åslund (Violin), Fredrik Brändströmm (Piano Accordion), Erik Fastén (Drums), Isak Hedtjärn (Clarinet), Hampus Petterson (Nyckelharpa) and Per Svensson (Guitar).
Videographers: Malin Johansson and Nadia Endler
Sound: Henrik Alsér
Production Assistant: Simon McGuinness
Danae Valenza is a multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne, graduating with a BFA (Honours) from Monash University in 2010 where she received the Linden Contemporary Innovators Award. Her work often involves musicians and creating situations where the audience are able to glimpse upon a momentary release of performativity to make way for a closer investigation of individual contributions of creativity toward a collective outcome.
This project has been made possible through the Australia Council JUMP Mentoring Initiative.