FISSION FUSION WHALE /// ANDERSON, NEVILLE, HULLICK

The Robert Salzer Series

FISSION FUSION WHALE

JUSTINE ANDERSON /// PETER NEVILLE /// JAMES HULLICK ///

ASTRID BOLCSKEY-HULLICK /// MICHAEL HEWES

23-25 February

Friday/Saturday 8pm, Sunday 4pm

 

Performance /// JOLTED Arts Space Theatre

INVITE ONLY: SUBSCRIBE TO JOLTED. Email: charlotte.bolsckey@joltarts.org

 

A SCI-FI CONTEMPORARY ACOUSMATIC + LIVE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION

The Fission-Fusion Whale maps out a 21st-century fairy tale: three face-painted god-like interstellar explorers find one of their number swallowed within a galactic whale – or black hole.

The work pivots on the vocal performances of Justine Anderson in the role of CAPTAIN and Strange James as PILOT, supported by the supernova-sonic terrains of renowned percussionist Peter Neville – ENGINEER. Child performer, Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick, plays the role of CHILD (video/acousmatic – but not live), who transforms the minds of the explorers. Michael Hewes diffuses electronic sounds into a multichannel speaker system.

A key feature of this production is the way it blends acousmatic performances with live interactions and performances. Acousmatic performance arose in the mid 20th Century and typically featured no visual stimulation. A performer at a mixing desk would then spatialise usually prerecorded sounds into multichannel speaker arrays: surround sound and so on.

The production blends cutting-edge surround sound synthesiser technologies, percussion, prepared piano and vocals, set in a visually arresting screen-dominated stage environment. This is 21st century culture as the ultimate feast for the senses.

 

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SUPPORTED BY

This project was supported by The Robert Salzer Foundation. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through Live Music Australia.

             

FISSION FUSION WHALE ARTISTS

MICHAEL HEWES

MICHAEL HEWES

MICHAEL HEWES SOUND DESIGNER / PRODUCER / AUDIO ENGINEER Michael Hewes is a world-renowned Melbourne-based sound designer, producer and audio engineer specializing in the recording and live production of Contemporary Music. He has worked with many of the leading...

James Hullick

James Hullick

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...

Justine Anderson

Justine Anderson

JUSTINE ANDERSON singer Justine Anderson completed her Masters degree in voice at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008 and completed a fellowship at Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2015.She has had wide performance experience as both a soloist and...

Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick

Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick

ASTRID BOLCSKEY-HULLICK sound artist / vocalist Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick is daughter to James Hullick and has previously performed a theatre role in Disruptive Critters by the Duckworth Hullick Duo for Melbourne Music Week 2017 followed by a performance as Princess...

Jonathan Duckworth

Jonathan Duckworth

JONATHAN DUCKWORTH interactivity designer Jonathan Duckworth was a Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow (2012–15), and is now Senior Lecturer – Games and Director of Creative interventions, Art and Rehabilitative Technology lab [CiART] at RMIT University. His work...

Peter Neville

Peter Neville

PETER NEVILLE percussionist Peter Neville is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was appointed Head Of Percussion there in 2000. Whilst he works across the range of musical styles, he has a particular commitment to new music. As the percussionist of...