This is Where They Are

Audio, Dance, Past Projects

This was a dance project I worked on in 2008 with choreographer Caley O’Neill as part of the completion of her Masters Degree at VCA. The music explores space and a kind of lyrical minimalism, using computer editing to tease a short excerpt of piano improvisation into a 25 minute theme and variations. Both the dance and the sound were very much inspired by the words of Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas, in this instance largely by his book The House in the Dark which describes Norway’s involvement in World War II, in particular depicting the goings on in a country house during wartime using it as a metaphor for the country as a whole.

Audio sample

Caley’s words about the piece are below…

Program Notes

This is Where They Are is an installation piece that explores the writing of Tarjei Vesaas. A Norwegian writer with a gift for detail, his novel The House in the Dark has been the stimulant for this work. Written during the war, its controversial words saw it buried in a zinc box for 5 years until it publishing in 1947. Filled with deranged yet fascinating characters this work explores the many physical traits they posses and their inhabiting of the house.

This year has taken me on an amazing journey, on which I have been lucky enough to discover the essence of my own art making. Here I search to find a deeper more embodied performative state in which thick physical environments are created. Through a deeply investigated exploration of improvisation I have tried to create an immersive and intricate physical style that is both interesting and immersive.

Derrida talks of our societies obsession with sense making. However it is here that I ask you to do no such thing. Sit and watch, listen and feel, I ask that you let your imagination do the rest.

I know only how this work is structured…..not what it is about.

Created By: Caley O’Neill

Choreographer – Caley O’Neill  in collaboration with the performers

Performers – Alex O’Neill-King, Susan Van Den Ham and Jessica Devereux

Costume and Set Design – Emily Collett and Caley O’Neill

Composer – Camille Robinson

Lighting Design – Alexandre Malta and Caley O’Neill

This Is Where They Are

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This event at Contemporary Dance Australia

annie’s lament (part III)

Dance, Past Projects

…the serious lady and the queen bee bump heads in the night…

This was a dance work by Nikki Fay Baxter which I scored in early 2008. The sound included tunes as well as soundscapes evocative of a hive derived from samples of sounds of Nikki and I manipulating an antique book on beekeeping.

Staged at Kick Gallery Northcote.

this event at Contemporary Dance Australia

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The Kitchen

Film, Past Projects
Past Projects
Film
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The Kitchen
A couple fractically prepare a meal for someone they’re trying to impress.
Concept/written by David Stroud, Rebecca Robinson, Camille Robinson and David
Rusanow, Directed by David Rusanow. The score to this film won Best
Soundtrack at the 2007 15/15 Film Festival, and it’s the first example of the
beat driven end of my experiments with musique concrete.

A couple fractically prepare a meal for someone they’re trying to impress.  Concept/written by David Stroud, Rebecca Robinson, Camille Robinson and David Rusanow, Directed by David Rusanow. The score to this film won Best Soundtrack at the 2007 15/15 Film Festival, and it’s the first example of the beat driven end of my experiments with musique concrete. Filled to the brim with every sound I could find in my kitchen and every implement and appliance therein.

this film at Screen Australia

Cubicle

Film, Past Projects
Past Projects
Film
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Cubicle
Set in a decaying totalitarian bureaucracy a two workers reach out to each
other. Written and directed by David Rusanow, score by Camille Robinson.
Features my own modest talents on the piano and Nick Carver on double bass.

Set in a decaying totalitarian bureaucracy two isolated workers briefly make contact. Written and directed by David Rusanow, score by Camille Robinson. Features my own modest talents on the piano and Nick Carver on double bass.

Harvest

Film, Past Projects

Harvest

This was a short film I scored for Charelle Kelly; set in a dieing world a young girl lives with a jeweller who practices an unpleasant brand of alchemy. Performers on this score included colleagues from VCA Katrina Tsyrlin, Luke Paulding, Sean Mears, Suzie Notini and Evan Lawson.

This was a short film I scored for Charelle Kelly; set in a dieing world a young girl lives with a jeweller who practices an unpleasant brand of alchemy. Performers on this score included colleagues from VCA Katrina Tsyrlin, Luke Paulding, Sean Mears, Suzie Notini and Evan Lawson.

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