Dan Thorpe Residency Show 2/ Bringin' The Queer

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Dan Thorpe Residency Show 2/ Bringin' The Queer
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The second concert in Dan Thorpe's residency is all about bringing the quiet and bringing the queer. First up is recent Adelaide transplant Shoshana Rosenberg.

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Shoshana Rosenberg is a queer, Jewish, eternal novice. Through experiments with the bass clarinet in meditation, chanting and traditional Klezmer music, she seeks to explore harmony and space. In her cultivation of transparent relationships with audiences, Shoshana allows witness to her increasingly complex dialogue between player and instrument, with all its failures and successes.

In my set, I’ll be playing a selection of quiet works by myself and American composers. Michael Pissaro's Fields Have Ears One is a beautiful exercise in hearing the world musically. A subtle mix of field recordings, sine tones, noise, and live piano, it invites us to hear the ways natural and built environments collide. Sam Erin Cirulis' DIAPHRAGM is a monumental queer performance work. It invites the pianist (and audience) to physically experience the struggle of inhabiting a body that pushes against and constrains your sense of self. Finally, A20 is a work of mine that explores geography and dislocation as a bodily experience. With hours of self shot footage driving from Adelaide to Sydney, we experience how the paths we take feed back on ourselves and on each other.
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