As part of RMIT University's Design and Play exhibition, 29 April - 14 May
These are the discoveries of the Duckworth/Hullick Duo. Their mission: to explore strange new virtual worlds, to seek out new art and new ideas, to boldly play where no one has played before.
RESONANCE in the DOME is a 21st Century audiovisual spatial experience like no other. This trail-blazing event at RMIT’s Design Hub Gallery will be presented under the architecturally designed projection of the DomeLab: an ultra-high resolution (4K) (4096 x 4096 pixels), 6m wide immersive, hemispherical display horizontally suspended over the audience. Through this world premiere the Duckworth/Hullick Duo offer adventurous audiences electronic synaesthetic virtual worlds inspired by possible technological futures. What will the musical instruments of the future look like? How might performers play and compose in real-time 3D? What are the dimensions of performance spaces that will immerse audiences and performers alike?
RESONANCE is a unique interactive tabletop audiovisual and ‘musical‘ instrument created by Victorian Premier’s Award winner Dr. Jonathan Duckworth and his team at RMIT’s CiART Labs. RESONANCE in the DOME will feature internationally acclaimed sound artist James Hullick performing three new works on the world-leading RESONANCE instrument and in concert with four celebrated percussion members of the BOLT Ensemble:
The movement and manipulation of objects, touch and gesture on the RESONANCE instrument generates sonic perturbations, pulsing visual lines and glowing fragmented geometries displayed on the table and the DOME. This project has been created by CiART (RMIT) and JOLT Arts Inc.
Be brave and be immersed in the audiovisual spaces of the Duckworth/Hullick Duo.
Limited to 20 people per session, the audience will have the unique opportunity to watch live, the Duckworth Hullick Duo, BOLT percussionists and the RESONANCE table come to life inside the Dome.
Please note, each session is timed to 30 minutes - we request you arrive 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure entry to the venue. Late guests will not be allowed to enter after the start time.
RMIT Design Hub
corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets Melbourne
Enter via Level 3 - ground floor foyer
Resonance promotes collaborative and playful modes of interaction between small groups of performers standing face to face around the display. The movement and manipulation of objects, touch and gesture on the display generates sonic perturbations, pulsing visual lines and glowing fragmented geometries displayed on the table and projected on the ultra-high resolution (4K) (4096 x 4096 pixels), 6m wide immersive, hemispherical display horizontally suspended over the audience.
Limited to 20 people per session, the audience will have the unique opportunity to watch live, the Duckworth Hullick Duo, BOLT percussionists and the Resonance table come to life inside the Dome.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Many thanks to the Australian National Academy of Music for their asistance with this project.