Built To Last Sound Installation at PSAS
Jenn Garland Built To Last is an exhibition by Jenn Garland at PSAS in Fremantle from 13 April to 11 May. "‘Built to last’ by Jenn Garland is an investigation of places where industrial activity and the pursuit of progress has reshaped the land. It explores man-made terrains along with the human needs and desires which motivate extraction of commodities from the earth. A mixed-media installation focuses on sculptural features within otherworldly and ruined landscapes. Inspire
Unrecognisable but Intriguing: What is Ambient Music Anyway?
When Brian Eno released Ambient 1: Music for Airports in 1978 with a manifesto that outlined his vision for a new environmental music saying it “must be ignorable as it is interesting,” he made a connection between a musical genre and mode of listening that stretches as far back as Erik Satie’s Furniture Music in the 1920’s and has continued to have far reaching consequences. There have been many modes of listening identified in the last 100 years, some of which include the c
Solaris: Tarkovsky and Bach
Andrey Tarkovsky’s film Solaris utilises electronic synthesis, minimal orchestral music, extended silence and notably, the J. S. Bach prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ to support the film’s theme: the nature of humanity in the quest for knowledge. In contrast to the largely electronic score representing the planet Solaris, Bach’s prelude, which occurs only four times, becomes the leitmotif for Earth. Thus, to examine Tarkovsky’s purpose for using the prelude I shall an
Birdman: Audiovisual techniques
Birdman employs many audio-visual techniques to propel the narrative and explore the central theme of existentiality. The majority of scenes I shall focus on occur between 1:35:10 and 1:43:54, the final stages of the film. To explain the audio-visual relationships I draw upon key concepts as described by Michel Chion in his book Audio – Vision: sound on screen. Birdman, directed by Alejandro Inarritu, has an audacious score as improvised drums, played by Antonio Sanchez, span