STEVIE WISHART | COMPOSER
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"In everyday life we look without seeing, hear without listening: when a car passes we think “car” - we may not even notice what colour it is or pause to identify its engine from the engine sound. In life we concentrate on the basics in order to get along. As a composer and performer I want my audience to immerse themselves in the world of sounds I have carefully constructed. In the Sound of Gesture I hope that my musical gestures (those engaged in the act of playing the violin) will engage the audience, to lead them towards the various electronic transformations of the violin-sound as they emerge in the soundscape. Just as a pianist builds anticipation when lifting a hand before bringing it down onto the keyboard, so my visible gestures - themselves triggers to the sounds that accompany or follow - encourage the audience to expect what comes next and to notice when it happens. The Sound of Gesture is all about intensifying the listening experience."
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The Sound of Gesture was on show at Netwerk / Center for Contemporary Art, Aalst, Belgium in 2010. This was developed with support from ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie and the ADK, Akademie der Künste from Germany and follows on from a series of installations Wishart has produced on the visualisation of music with the artist Joan Grounds at the Arts Gallery of NSW, Sydney; with Machine for Making Sense at the Sydney Opera House; and at CACSA Contemporary Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
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