When We Speak: In Recital with Katherine Philp
When We Speak re-casts our ideas of beauty, gesture and expression through 21st century music-making. Katherine Philp, Principal cellist of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra performs a solo recital of stunning, recently-written music, where electroacoustic and amplified sound effortlessly melds with film and animation.
Lisa Cheney’s, When We Speak comments on broader issues surrounding gender inequality. The atmospheric soundscape interweaves the composer’s own musical language, includes that of Finnish composer, Kaija Saariaho, and the expression and voice of the live performer.
Study for String Instrumental #3 by Simon Steen Andersen explores the physical gesture of playing the cello by detaching from ‘normal’ sound production, placing the focus on physical movement which is cleverly echoed, refracted and inverted using film projection and a pre-recorded track.