Grand Silence is an improvised response by UnPiano to the landmark recording of Jonty Semper (UK), Kenotaphion (2001, Locus+). Semper collected all surviving recordings of the two-minute silences at the Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies at the Cenotaph in London from 1929 to 2000. Grand Silence is an improvised threnody of this remarkable memorial.
UnPiano (Derek Pascoe, saxophone (UK/Aus), Johannes S. Sistermanns, exciter, voice, (GER), and Gabriella Smart, synthesizer, (AUS)) have performed Grand Silence in Poland and Berlin. It is a poignant commemoration to the people who have lost their lives in War.
Presented by Soundstream and the Samstag Museum of ArtThursday April 25 at 6pm. 45 minutes duration, no interval
Samstag Museum of Art
University of South Australia
55 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Gabriella Smart 0409673585
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