CYCLIC DYNAMICS & THE ANTHROPOMORPHIC MACHINE
MELBOURNE SCIENCE GALLERY
Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 3:00pm
A performance by the wind players of BOLT Ensemble interacting with the movements and sounds of Stelarc’s Anthropomorphic Machine. Composed by James Hullick.
Stelarc teams up with the BOLT Ensemble and James Hullick for a concert at Science Gallery Melbourne.
In collaboration with Science Gallery Melbourne, Stelarc will launch his latest creation, the Anthropomorphic Machine, presented as part of the SWARM exhibition. Hullick has composed a new work that will be performed by a woodwind quartet of BOLT Ensemble musicians interacting with Stelarc’s Anthropomorphic Machine. The score itself has been devised in response to schematic diagrams provided by Stelarc’s team.
BOLT Ensemble Winds:
This is 21st century contemporary art born of a bursting, technologised society abundant in possibilities. The Anthropomorphic Machine is an interactive robotic installation actuated by pneumatic rubber muscles. It is 8m high and 7m in diameter. The camera and computational system detect a person’s proximity and their gestures to generate mechanised undulating, pulsing and glitch behaviours. It also has online interactivity. Anyone anywhere will be able to animate the robot. With the compressed air sounds and solenoid clicks it also becomes a sound machine whose choreography composes the soundscape.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Amplified Anthropomorphic Machine Location: MELBOURNE SCIENCE GALLERY Date: Saturday, 11th March at 3:00pm ARTISTS: Performance Artist, Stelarc and Sound Designer, Petros Vouris DESCRIPTION: A performance improvising to the movements and sounds of the...
STELARC Performance Artist Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 26 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has...
JAMES HULLICK JOLT Director & CEO / Composer / Musician HULLICKSTUDIOS.COM James Hullick is an auditory creator like no other in Australia. Recently James’ artistic identity has been shifting from cutting-edge composer to that of an all out iconic...
ALICE BENNETT flute /// woodwinds Alice Bennett is a sound artist and producer with creative work encompassing composition, installations, and live performance of both written and improvised music. She is interested in acoustic ecology and bioacoustics and her work...
BELINDA WOODS musician / composer Belinda is an improvising musician/composer living in Melbourne, Australia. Predominantly a flautist, Belinda performs as a soloist and appears in many ensembles including her own groups Lo-Res (six piece chamber jazz) and Saveja...
KAREN HEATH clarinet / bass clarinet / flute / tenor sax As an instrumental artist, Karen has worked with The Libra Ensemble, Aphids, Orchestra Victoria, Sunwrae Ensemble, The Grand Silent System, Ennis Tola, The Phonos Project, Arcko Symphonic Project, Gemma Turvey...
GIDEON BRAZIL saxes / woodwinds Gideon Brazil plays saxophones, flutes and clarinets, and specialises in jazz, improvised and contemporary music styles. Gideon has performed and recorded with some of Australia’s finest artists including: Gotye, Orchestra Victoria,...