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Sound Spaces: Peter Knight & Vanessa Tomlinson


Peter Knight and Vanessa Tomlinson

Saturday 14 March 2015, 3:00-5.00pm

In collaboration with the Australian Art Orchestra, the first edition of Sound Spaces will feature an electro-acoustic site-specific performance by trumpeter Peter Knight, followed by Vanessa Tomlinson on found percussion, and concluding with the solo approaches brought together in a duo constellation.

Peter Knight
Australian trumpeter, composer and sound artist, Peter Knight is a multidisciplinary musician who has gained wide acclaim for his eclectic style that integrates jazz, world music and experimental approaches, working in the spaces between categories, between genres and between cultures. Peter’s work as both performer and composer is regularly featured in a range of ensemble settings. He also composes for the theatre and creates sound installations. In 2013 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra.

Vanessa Tomlinson
Australian percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson has produced significant work in the areas of solo percussion, contemporary chamber music, improvisation and composition. Central to Vanessa’s work is collaboration, principally with musicians, circus performers, visual artists and dancers. Her improvisational language incorporates sonic investigations of found objects, nature and toy instruments. Vanessa is co-founder and Artistic Director of Clocked Out, one of Australia’s most important and eclectic musical organisations, Artistic Director of percussion quartet Early Warning System and has performed with the Australian Art Orchestra since 2011.

Curator: Francis E. Parker

Sound Spaces is a new performance series of experimental and improvised music that embraces the growing overlap between visual art and sound art. Sound Spaces opens up MUMA’s artistic program to ephemeral presentations by Australian and international artists and musicians, encompassing both acoustic performance and electronics.

A rotating collaboration, Sound Spaces sees MUMA work with different innovative experimental music organisations such as the Australian Art Orchestra, Liquid Architecture and Room40 for each iteration of the series. The series runs in parallel with MUMA’s exhibition program with occasional direct dialogues with particular exhibition projects.



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