Ten hands and difference engine (live performance)

Topology, Davidson, Robert, Powell, Christa, Hoey, Bernard, Davidson, Kylie and Babbage, John (2011) Ten hands and difference engine (live performance). Koninklijk Conservatorium, Miryzaal, Ghent, Belgium, Gent Festival van Vlaanderen.

Author Topology
Davidson, Robert
Powell, Christa
Hoey, Bernard
Davidson, Kylie
Babbage, John
Title Ten hands and difference engine (live performance)
Place of publication Koninklijk Conservatorium, Miryzaal, Ghent, Belgium
Publisher Gent Festival van Vlaanderen
Publication date 2011-10-07
Series Festival of Flanders
Total pages 1 musical performance
Language eng
Subject 410101 Music
Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Live performance of Ten Hands and music from the album Difference Engine at Belgium's leading music festival. Ten Hands, a sixty-minute collaborative composition is groundbreaking in several regards. Firstly, its creative process is highly innovative in its combining of approaches from multiple music genres, including individual score-based composing drawn from Western art music, collective improvisation common in jazz and rock music, collection of a great deal of "raw material" through recording improvisations, then edited in the manner of documentary film making, electronic manipulation in the manner of electronic dance music and electroacoustic music and other approaches. The work challenges genre boundaries (both in its musical characteristics and creative processes), boundaries between roles of composer and performer in contemporary art music, and those between improvisation and set composition.

The work was premiered at the Brisbane Powerhouse on 14 November 2010, and has been featured as a live broadcast on ABC Classic FM radio, Ferry Road, Brisbane (14 August 2011) and in the Ghent Festival, Belgium (7 October 2011).
Keyword Cross-genre music
Music - Australia

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