IS RECURSION ABSOLUTE?
PERFORMED BY BOLT STRING QUARTET & )-(u||!c|<
19 MARCH, 4PM
DDCA SYMPOSIUM, THE OUTSTANDING FIELD
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA, CLEMENGER AUDITORIUM
Presented by JOLT and the University of Melbourne
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
)-(u||!c|< devoted his PhD research to examining the functionality of recursion in sonic art. Recursion was defined through Hullick’s research as “any process that iterates itself”. In this presentation he articulates an enquiry into the question “Is recursion absolute?”, in order to challenge the golden rule of academia: nothing is absolute. Hullick will contextualise the presentation in relation to his doctoral research findings. In particular, it was found that recursion could not be erased from any of the sonic projects undertaken during )-(u||!c|<’s doctoral study: that is, if sound is present, then recursion must also be present.
)-(u||!c|< devoted this presentation to the live composing of a musical score in front of the audience. The score was performed by the BOLT Ensemble String Quartet and conductor Timothy Philips, while )-(u||!c|< was composing it. )-(u||!c|< prerecorded an academic paper which was pre-recorded and played back over the musical performance.
BOLT Ensemble Artists:
Timothy Philips (conductor)
Andrea Keeble (violin)
Zac Johnston (violin)
Phoebe Green (viola)
Caerwen Martin (cello)