A PUBLIC SPACE SONIC ART PROJECT
Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Festival, The Click Clack Project and the Footscray Community Arts Centre. In association with Music Mind and Wellbeing. Supported by the Australia Japan Foundation
On the opening weekend of Melbourne Festival 2013, a gathering of black teepees will congregate in Federation Square’s Atrium space, each tent big enough for just two people. Within each, a brief work of sonic performance unfolds, a work solely for you – the only other person in the room. Sonic Flock is a collectively created work that celebrates the fluid creativity of communities.
The Sonic Flock was an experiential aural exhibit with a decidedly intimate twist – a free-form, immersive art experiment with a rotating roster of almost 30 local and international performers. At the end of each day, a larger scale, more communal performances took place. Saturday featured Shadow Tales, performed by Footscray Community Arts Centre’s Amplified Elephants in partnership with theatre company Rawcus, while on Sunday three acclaimed Japanese sound artists Masayuki Kawai, Pardon Kimura and Cal Lyall featured in EXTREMITIES.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.