CLARION CALL at SPILL Festival

CLARION CALL 

BYRON J. SCULLIN & SUPPLE FOX

Featuring the voices of Beth Gibbons, Elizabeth Fraser, Elaine Mitchener, Melanie Pappenheim, Cherise Phillips and guidance from Shirley Collins.

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Over the 11 days of SPILL Festival, this large-scale outdoor sonic artwork will ring out from the Ipswich waterfront into the town’s public spaces at dusk for eleven minutes each day.

 The voices of women and girls call to the setting sun in daily incantations, broadcast with audio technology employed for emergency and control, repurposed as a mechanism for public ritual.

Devised by Melbourne based artists Byron J. Scullin, Hannah Fox and Thomas Supple, Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future.

Clarion Call was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Pacitti Company for the SPILL Festival of Performance and developed with the support of Dark Mofo

Location: The skies of Ipswich

Cost: Free

 Dates & Times

Oct 25 – 5.40pm

Oct 26 – 5.38pm

Oct 27 – 5.36pm

Oct 28 – 4.34pm

Oct 29 – 4.32pm

Oct 30 – 4.30pm

Oct 31 – 4.28pm

Nov 1 – 4.27pm

Nov 2 – 4.25pm

Nov 3 – 4.23pm

 https://spillfestival.com/show/clarion-call/

https://www.1418now.org.uk/commissions/clarion-call/

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Sound and Music at SPILL Festival, an international festival of live art, activism and performance

SPILL Festival of Performance has announced Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) and Beth Gibbons (Portishead) as collaborators on Clarion Call, a large-scale outdoor sonic artwork which will ring out from Ipswich Waterfront for eleven days from Oct 25. Their voices along with Melanie Pappenheim, Elaine Mitchener, Cherise Phillips, and the Wattisham and Honnington Military Wives Choir all come together projected from 400 speakers under the guidance of folk revivalist Shirley Collins.

Broadcast with audio technology usually employed for emergency and control the artwork is devised by Melbourne based artists Byron J. Scullin, Hannah Fox and Thomas Supple, and is a co-commission with 14–18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future, but instead of unifying us in grief, the composition of reimagined melodies provides a moment for a community to come together in a public ritual en masse.

 A new Carter Tutti live audio-visual performance, ‘inter_versal’, will be presented in the round, utilizing four audio channels and synchronized video projections the piece facilitates and enhances the individual experience of the temporal continuum of music and images. The duration of the piece will be one hour measured in Sidereal time – 56 minutes 4 seconds

Posted by sandbag on 19/10/18