EXTINCTION is a work that laments the death of Australian bird species. This string quintet, performed by BOLT, and composed by )-(u||!c|<, has an audio score that is verbal text and birdcalls heard by the BOLT musicians through headphones. Resulting textures elide between brutal noise and bird song.
As a staged work, the experience is presented concert style, but in elegantly designed low light, emphasizing the listening experience.
In: Monuments, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray by The Click Clack Project and the Foostcay Community Arts Centre. In partnership with JOLT Arts. 2010.
Violin: Andrea Keeble
Violin: Zac Johnston
Viola: Phoebe Green
Cello: Caerwen Martin
Double Bass: Miranda Hill
Tim McNeilage and Owen McKern