Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

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Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
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CANCELLED: PRIMORDIAL - For Piano and Diverse Media

Gabriella Smart

31 July

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When

Sat 31 July, 9.30pm

Duration

50 mins

Where

Nexus Arts, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace

Tickets

$25.00

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Accessibility

Nexus Arts is fully wheelchair accessible

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IMPORTANT UPDATE:

We regret to inform you that in light of the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place for South Australia, PRIMORDIAL - For Piano and Diverse Media at Nexus Arts on Sat 31 July has been cancelled.

Refunds will be automatically processed over the week ahead, please be patient whilst we navigate the high quantity of refunds we need to process.

💚 Team Illuminate Adelaide

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A soundscape that condenses several million years of shifting Tectonic forces as the first complex life form on earth emerged. This is Primordial, a unique merging of science and sound.

PRIMORDIAL is a visceral listening experience that re-enacts the shifting of tectonic plates to form the Flinders Ranges, a journey through time to the first sign of life on earth with the appearance of the Ediacara fossils. The sonic world of PRIMORDIAL reflects the immense landscape of the Ediacara Fossil field on the edge of the Australian desert. Composer Constantine Koukias imagines the sound of shifting tectonic plates through manipulated piano preparations and electronics to create cascading waves of sound. The piano as we know it is reinvented, its resonance reflecting a haunting, fragile sound world. Gabriella Smart pounds and caresses the piano, cajoling beautiful and extraordinary prepared sounds that are symbiotic with Koukias’ electronic score.

"Koukias' sharp and at times fragile music miraculously reflected this vast landscape on the edge of the Australian desert" (Thomas Tamvakos, Archive of Greek Composers, 2020) 

Piano: Gabriella Smart

Music: Constantine Koukias (AUS/NETH)

Tape Sound Design: Mischa Duncan te Pas

Lighting Design: Jason James

Touring Sound & Light Operator: Daniel Pitman

Image: Ben D Woods

About MAAD (Music & Art After Dark)

We save the biggest party for last, with a multi-venue celebration of art, music and ideas. For one night only, MAAD will take over your favourite venues, galleries and laneways in the northwest corner of the CBD. Featuring a closing DJ set from The Avalanches, live music, exhibitions, cinema and light installations, MAAD brings out the best in the west with a party to remember.

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