//Transcript// is a reverent operatic performance installation at the impressive Wollemi Standing Stone Circle near Rylstone.
A small audience is invited to cross from light into dark as the sun stands still for the winter solstice at the site of this remnant stone structure.
Tammy Brennan’s expressive range, spanning mezzo to high soprano, will resonate and respond to the alignment of the stone circle compass points, astronomical times and points of Wiradjuri history, and the geopolitical identity of site.
Guided by movement artist Victoria Hunt, witness a marking of time improvising between microtone and melody, candle light and fire. The haunting overtones of Tammy’s voice within this landscape instigating a resonant and vibrational exchange between the standing stones and the ridge of the outer surrounding low mountains.
Delve into a rich multi-modal surround sound composition and design by instrumentalist and composer Trevor Brown with influences of early music and Spanish neo-classical folk song with pieces for Bass Clarinet, Viola de Gamba and Orchestral Percussion. The soundscape section is a site specific raga with recordings of naturally occurring sound such as excitable resonant objects, barbed wire fences and hollow logs derived from the landscape.
Alongside the composition and electronic score is a live electric guitar performance by Len Marks, who will shape and cast shadows of harmonics and prismatic washes of sound.
//Transcript// is a durational process of self-reflection and regeneration.
A map of the stones and surrounding geography drawn by local artist Georgie Pollard will be provided.
//Transcript// respectfully acknowledges the Dabee Tribe of the Wiradjuri people of the Kandos Rylstone region.