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Documentation: exist@Metro Dec 5 Max Fowler-Roy, Samantha Axiak, Dr Peter Blamey

December 18, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments
Dr. Peter Blamey playing light sensors with solar panels in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak 'Toilet Roll Doll - Untitled'

Dr. Peter Blamey playing light sensors with solar panels in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak ‘Toilet Roll Doll – Untitled’

Timothy Green playing recycled 50L water bottle in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak 'Toilet Roll Doll - Untitled'

Timothy Green playing recycled 50L water bottle in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak ‘Toilet Roll Doll – Untitled’

Samantha Axiak playing modified smoke alarm in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak's 'Toilet Roll Doll - Untitled'

Samantha Axiak playing modified smoke alarm in Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak’s ‘Toilet Roll Doll – Untitled’

This is the second site-specific improvisation for Max Fowler-Roy’s extended percussion collaborative experiment. The first being a bathroom at Real Bad Music, where a selection from the 7 hours + of recordings has been published onto a tape released by Brisbane boutique cassette label, Breakdance the Dawn. Instruments include found percussion as well as modified and recycled industrial waste. Max says,

“I have been considering the role of a space on sound and the way it propagates in the parameters of different structures. …I thought it would be fun to try a more communal, inclusive approach to this by sounding a space in the company of a number of different people each allowing them to input sound in the structure as they journey through the stairwell, then see how their input responds to the space and our sounds.”

Max Fowler-Roy studies double bass at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music. Samantha Axiak studies Visual Arts at Southbank TAFE.

from Kieran (Programming Manger at Metro Arts):

Capping off a year-long series of one-night co-presentations, Metro Arts welcomes EXIST back into the building as they curate a night of experimental music into the unique acoustics of our central stairwell. Dr Peter Blamey, fresh from working at the National Gallery of Victoria’s acclaimed Instrument Builder Project, joins artists Max Fowler-Roy and Samantha Axiak in a percussive improvisation working with handmade instruments and extending on their practice of site-specific work.

Instruments include a solar panels and light sensors, smoke alarm, several 50L water bottle, wailer, cocktail shaker, hand cranked fire siren, cat bells, recorder.

exist@metro December 2014 Max Fowler-Roy ‘Toilet Roll Doll – Untitled’ from EXIST ARI on Vimeo.

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