Fri 30 Sept
OVADA, 7pm doors, 7.30pm concert
£14 (£10 concession)
Bookings: Online via Tickets Oxford, 01865 305305, in person at Oxford Playhouse
What happens when technology becomes obsolete? RITUAL IN TRANSFIGURED TIME combines sounds and images from the 1940s, technologies developed in the 1950s, and the unique resonances of salvaged objects such as the insides of old toy pianos, and journeys through the improbable soundscapes of the past century.
Set alongside new works from Arlene Sierra and Kathy Hinde, the ensemble explores the ‘newness of the old’ and the strangeness of our technological archaeology. The concert will also be a very rare chance to hear Varese’s 1958 Poème électronique, One of the early masterpieces of electronic music and image in a new concert performance.
‘astonishing….the blend of images and sound was really quite extraordinary’ Audience comment
Image credit: Solveig Settemsdal