Box of Birds

Box of Birds - Composition for the Dequincy Co dance performance held at Performance Space at Carriageworks in Sydney between Nov 20th and Nov 25th 2013.  

 

This performance which explores madness, marginalised existence and incarceration was inspired by a series of photos from the NSW State Library collection of female inmates at Gladesville Psychiatic Hospital in the 1940's.

 

The composition was created using homemade instruments made out of wire and metal which I called "Objects of Confinement"; these were bowed, struck and touched. 

 

Also used in this composition were recordings of lunar radio emmissions picked up by Nasa probes and live clarinet was improvised each night.