These Compulsive Behaviours
Works by James Hullick for Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra
PRESENTED BY JOLT ARTS AND MELBOURNE FESTIVAL IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CLICK CLACK PROJECT, FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
COMPOSED BY JAMES HULLICK
Within the hour, he’s joined onstage by an orchestra – the musicians seize their freshly minted sheet music and begin to play, even as the composer works furiously to complete the piece. Here the gathering orchestra heralds a key feature of this project: the celebration of sonic communities.
Thus begins the first concert of a remarkable music event conceived by maverick Australian composer James Hullick (Bruchlandung). A turbulent succession of ten experimental chamber orchestra works, These Compulsive Behaviours is a series of fractured soundscapes crafted as a gift of love for Hullick’s partner, Charlotte Bolcskey.
In articulating this gift of love Hullick has included a range of sonic creators in developing some of the works: Re:Evolution has been composed with the Amplified Elephants — musicians with an intellectual disability; Wrought Glacial — created in partnership with Kimberley Elder and singer Pansy Nulgit; and The Ballad of the Ever-Young Miss Rose — developed with car-jacking teens from the Noise Scavengers.
Playing with form and tone, Hullick reframes unorthodox noise art as romantic devotion, weaving cut-up electronica with snippets of text, slow-melting glacial blocks of sound and the play of colour in darkness.
Artists include BOLT Ensemble, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Amplified Elephants, Noise Scavengers, Pansy Nilgut, Michael Kieran Harvey, Richard Allen, Jonathan Duckworth
PART 1 REPERTOIRE
giveth and taketh away for BOLT orchestra
Sky-Flung Herds Arcko and BOLT large orchestra
The Ballad of the Ever-Young Miss Rose Michael Harvey (piano), Noise Scavengers and Arcko
Wrought Glacial Pansy Nulgit and Arcko/BOLT large orchestras
PART 2 REPERTOIRE
What it’s Not No. 9 Arcko and BOLT large orchestra
If I Could Sing BOLT and )-(u||!c|< (voice and piano)
PART 3 REPERTOIRE
Schizoid No. 1 BOLT orchestra and sound machines
Uno Series BOLT orchestra, sound machines and electronic sound
Threshold: The Hall BOLT orchestra and electronic sound
PART 4 REPERTOIRE
RE:EVOLUTION Amplified Elephants, BOLT, CiART's Resonance Table
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The Click Clack Project is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.
Image: James Hullick
PART 1 IWAKI AUDITORIUM
Wed 15 Oct at 7pm
Doors open 6pm
2 hrs with interval
PART 2 IWAKI AUDITORIUM
Wed 15 Oct at 9.30pm
1 hr 15 mins with interval
PART 3 FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
Thu 23 Oct at 7.30pm
1 hr 40 mins with interval
PART 4 FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE
Fri 24 Oct at 7.30pm
1hr, no interval