Composer Julian Day joins with the Barossa community to create a massed musical performance, A Civic Space, that speaks to the region’s people and sense of place.
Day is an Australian and New York based composer who directs ‘Super Critical Mass’: an ongoing participatory sound project in which temporary communities form within ‘the commons’. Members of the local community come together to create monochromatic sound fields using identical sound sources (bowls, coins, bells, voice) in public locations such as parks, streets, malls and libraries, following memorized instructions developed within in-situ workshops.
A Civic Space will be held under the shadow of the mighty Hill & Son Organ at the Barossa Regional Gallery, and will examine how the cultural forces of the Barossa community come together and intersect. Performers from across the local region will collaborate with Day to create this work, which will be unlike anything else produced by the region.
Featuring performances by members of the Tanunda Town Band, The Tanunda Liedertafel, The Valley Voices and other locals. Created with support from Country Arts South Australia, Regional Development Australia Barossa Gawler Light & Adelaide Plains and the Barossa Council.
Details: 14 July 2:30pm, The Barossa Regional Gallery 3 Basedow Road Tanunda 5352
Tickets via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/julian-day-in-performance-barossa-tickets-62432757057
Super Critical Mass, AURA, 2012, Blacktown Arts Centre, image by Hospital Hill