- 12 October 2017-14 October 2017 7.30pm
- Tickets €20-€25
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Matinee: 14 Saturday 2.30pm
Poised in the delicate space between concert and theatre, Endings is a meditation on cycles and the ending of things. Using portable turntables, reel-to-reel tape players and live performance, Endings finds form for experiences both ordinary and extraordinary that cluster around death, dying and afterlife.
Endings is built in part from one-on-one interviews – people’s stories, reflections and voices. These recordings are cut onto vinyl records and embedded within a richly textured electroacoustic sound design that is operated, accompanied, and extended through live performance and song. The performance also features the songs and vocals of acclaimed singer/songwriter Paddy Mann (Grand Salvo).
Voices of the living emerge ghost-like from records, performers converse live with the taped voices of past conversations, tape loops carve round and round through the space, and song floats across the familiar crackle of records ending.
Warning: Strobe lighting and haze effects are used during the show.
Duration: Approx. 60 mins. No interval
Post Show: Oct 12. With Tamara Saulwick and members of the company
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Concept and Text by Tamara Saulwick
Song-writing by Paddy Mann
Performed by Tamara Saulwick and Paddy Mann
Dramaturgy: Margaret Trail
Sound Design, Composition and Operation: Peter Knight
Set and Lighting Design: Ben Cobham / bluebottle
Costume Design: Harriet Oxley
Technical Manager, Audio Engineer & Operator: Nick Roux
Commissioned by: Performance Space and the City of Melbourne’s Arts House.
Assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Supported by: The Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.