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  • One Collective Breath
  • Title is in Icelandic Sameiginlegur andadráttur
  • Master's
  • 'One Collective Breath’ is a new performance work that pays homage to the colourful world of Icelandic choral culture. Situated inside the 'Currently Unnamed Choir', you are intertwined with its members amidst a rehearsal unfolding. Through the highs and lows of learning a new song, what begins as an ordinary evening practice evolves into a living, expanding encounter with a composition. The work is a celebration of our simultaneous existence - exploring community, note by note - the moments we unconsciously share every time we breathe together. Like becoming entangled inside a piece of music, 'One Collective Breath' is an invitation to those who want to have their coffee and cake while singing about it too. Participation not required, but enthusiastically welcomed!

  • Australian Cultural Fund - Creative Partnerships Australia
    Meredith and James McClements
  • Brett Smith is an artist, composer, sound designer and performer currently exploring the threshold into the unknown. His work entangles music composition, live performance, mixed-media installation and improvisation as a way to engage with the unknowable and see, hear and feel it in a new way.

    Originally trained as a jazz saxophonist in Australia, Brett gained experience performing in a variety of ensembles before a period of detachment and discovery completely changed his way of creating. Brett is actively engaged with interdisciplinary practices and unravelling the audience-performer relationship in music performance practice.

    A frequent collaborator with a wide range of musicians, theatre-makers, choreographers and visual artists, Brett continues to act as a creative co-conspirator while cultivating new solo works.
  • Oct 21, 2020
  • http://hdl.handle.net/1946/37175

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