A lone performer is surrounded by dozens of objects in perpetual motion.
From the tiny to the massive, this whirlpool of floating sounds forms a percussive swarm of gongs and chimes, while concentric circles of organic matter accumulate below. This teeming turbulence gives rise to a dizzying aural experience revealing the power of cyclic motion in sound.
Melbourne-based percussive artist Matthias Schack-Arnott has carved out a unique space in contemporary music-making, developing entirely new instrumental set-ups and collaborating with thinkers from fields as diverse as architecture and engineering. Here he has worked with designer Keith Tucker of Megafun to create an immersive rotational lighting system to make his latest work even more otherworldly. A constantly shifting canopy of sound evoking ritual geometries, subatomic motion and planetary orbits, Everywhen is music from outside of time.
PHOTO | Bryony Jackson
- Concept / Director / Composer / Performer
- Matthias Schack-Arnott
- Sound Design / Collaborator
- Tilman Robinson
- Robotics / Speaker Construction / Collaborator
- Nick Roux
- Production Manager
- Gene Hedley (Megafun)
- Lighting Designer
- Keith Tucker
- Michaela Coventry (Sage Arts)