Blue Touch series – Grand Silence


Blue Touch series – Grand Silence
Sunday, September 11, 5 –7pm
The Studio, 82 Cremorne St., Malvern, off Cambridge Tce
Tickets at the door: $15
Simon Hackett wines will be provided

There is no such thing as silence. Something is always happening that makes sound.
—John Cage

Grand Silence uses as its departure point Jonty Semper’s landmark recording, Kenotaphion. In Kenotaphion, Semper spent four years collecting every surviving recording of the two-minute silences at the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph in London. The earliest is from a British Movie-tone newsreel of 1929.

Derek Pascoe, Brad Cameron and Gabriella Smart have created an hour long improvisation exploring the unfolding qualities of sound, within this emotive and charged political context.