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A Meter Apart – Iran Sanadzadeh

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A Meter Apart : Intimate performances for deep listening.

In this performance, on the pressure-sensitive floors, Iran Sanadzadeh will use a range of synthesised sounds to examine the relationship between listening, movement, and action.

In the first of four pieces, simple tones will be used to contemplate cyclical rhythms on the movement-controlled instrument. This piece is followed by a work on short sounds and finding space within them, reflecting the embodiment of language. The third performance uses soundscapes and textural material on pressure-sensitive floors and serves as an invitation to detach from the usual relationship between action and intent, focusing instead on observation of sound and listening as the curation of sounds around us. The performance will end with a short duet between Iran and saxophonist Nick Yates.

Iran Sanadzadeh is a performer and an artist working with sound. Her work explores the possible relationships between movement and sound, using her set of pressure-sensitive floors; she started this work by studying and expanding the pioneering work of Philippa Cullen and her floors.

With a Ph.D. in finite element modelling for musical acoustics, Iran’s other research and collaborative work focuses on interaction design for music, movement and dance. She is also the artistic director and lead composer for Utter Stories.

Iran will be performing in this year’s Darwin Fringe with Nick Yates (Darwin) and Alice Chance (Sydney). These new works started from their collaborations as participants in the Australian Art Orchestra’s Creative Music Intensive, where they met in December 2020.

With a strictly limited number of people in the audience, a complete ban on all devices, and with the chairs a meter apart, you are left alone, with no distractions, to fully immerse in the performance.

  • 3.30pm Doors open. Come early and enjoy a drink and a chat.
  • 4.00pm Doors close and the performance begins.
  • 5.00pm Enjoy another drink and discuss your experience with the artist.
  • 5.30pm Event ends.

Bookings are essential!
Kindly supported by the Northern Territory Government

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Date And Time

27-06-21 @ 03:30 PM to
27-06-21 @ 05:30 PM

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