THE HOWLING SOUND
At THE ATRIUM, FEDERATION SQUARE
Presented by Federation Square, Footscray Community Arts Centre and The University of Melbourne’s Music Mind and Wellbeing Initiative
Directed by James Hullick
4-6 MAY 2012, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM each night
@ FEDERATION SQUARE'S ATRIUM, enter via Flinders Street
Here are some pics from the show!
ABOUT THE HOWLING SOUND
THE HOWLING SOUND is a brand new project to be staged at Federation Square by The Click Clack Project from 4-6 May 2012. Deconstructing a ‘rock gig,’ audiences will experience a performance that translates typical rock instruments into sound art. The show will feature the brilliant sound art group, the Amplified Elephants, comprising musicians with an intellectual disability and guest drum kit player and sound artist, Sean Baxter. The Howling Sound is artistically directed by sound artist and composer, James Hullick, who is the Director of The Click Clack Project Inc.
Situated in Federation Square’s Atrium, over 3 nights, audiences will be treated to a live performance by the Amplified Elephants and Sean Baxter, who will be led by renowned contemporary music conductor, Timothy Phillips. Together the Amplified Elephants, Baxter and Phillips will engage with guitars, percussion, electronic music and sound sculptures to create an exciting new sound art piece. Sound sculptures have been made collectively with leading instrument builder and engineer, Richard Allen.
Hullick explains that “The Howling Sound has grown out of a period of sonic exploration that the Amplified Elephants and the guest artists have undertaken with rock’n’roll instruments. We have stripped away the melodies and rhythms of rock’n’roll song writing, and have been delighted by the raw and elegant sonic worlds that rock instruments can make.”
“The Howling Sound is partly an ode to DIY culture,” Hullick continues,“The Howling Sound includes mechanical spinning bowl sound sculptures, that have been made together with the Amplified Elephants, Richard Allen and myself with materials that can readily be found at the hardware store. We’ve recontextualised these materials in a resourceful and DIY way, and that has been an exciting aspect of the show’s development.”
Amplified Elephants (Jay Euesden, Liz Hofbauer, Robyn McGrath, Kathryn Sutherland, Daniel Bond, Daniel Munnery, Danny Al Sabbagh, Tammy Delaney, Helen Kruljac), Sean Baxter (guest artist), Timothy Philips (conductor), Richie Allen (robotics engineer, machine maker), Ketil Bedford (engineer), James Hullick (artistic director, machine maker),