Intercurrent present contemporary chamber music for piano, percussion, bass clarinet and electronics in Walkman Antiquarian.
Intercurrent is Lachlan Skipworth, Louise Devenish, Ashley Smith and Emily Green Armytage with guest artist Jackson Vickery. The program includes renowned works by Thomas Meadowcroft and John Cage, and new works by Natalie Williams and Perth composer Olivia Davies.
Walkman Antiquarian challenges our concept of obsolescence, exploring creative possibilities in the intersection of new and old. Thomas Meadowcroft’s centrepiece work employs much-loved but increasingly historical technologies of sound playback the turntable and the walkman, while John Cage’s Credo in US prominently features the humble transistor radio. Against these are set a modern-day interpretation of 12th Century polyphonist Perotin’s Beata Viscera, and world premieres by Australian composers Natalie Williams and Olivia Davies. Intercurrent’s renowned and fiery virtuosity promise a unique and stimulating musical adventure.
Co-presented with the UWA Conservatorium of Music.