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Fission-Fusion Whale

Fission-Fusion Whale

EPIC TOPIAS SONIC UNIVERSE


JUSTINE ANDERSON + PETER NEVILLE + STRANGE JAMESASTRID BOLCSKEY-HULLICKJONATHAN DUCKWORTH


SCI-FI CONTEMPORARY OPERA + ELECTRONICS

The Fission-Fusion Whale maps out a 21st-century fairy tale: three face-painted god-like interstellar explorers find one of their number swallowed within a galactic whale – or black hole.

The work pivots on the vocal performances of Justine Anderson in the role of CAPTAIN and Strange James as PILOT, supported by the supernova-sonic terrains of renowned percussionist Peter Neville – ENGINEER. Child performer, Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick, plays the role of CHILD, who transforms the minds of the explorers.

The production blends cutting-edge surround sound synthesiser technologies, percussion, prepared piano and vocals, set in a visually arresting screen-dominated stage environment. An added audiovisual dimension informs the project through the Duckworth Hullick Duo’s implementation of Jonathan Duckworth’s Resonance Table – a touchscreen audiovisual instrument. This is 21st century culture as the ultimate feast for the senses.

Duration: 60 mins


PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Melbourne Recital Centre: 23 May 2018

FISSION-FUSION WHALE ARTISTS

Astrid Bolcskey-Hullick