Works

Long Throw

by 17 February 2020

Artist

Anthea Caddy

Commissioner

Sonic Acts

Location

Amsterdam (NL)

Format

performance

With Long Throw: An Exploration of an Expanded Energetic System for Cello and Loud Speaker, Anthea Caddy is back at Sonic Acts to première a live performance that expands the physical properties of projected sound energy via amplified cello.

The cello signal is projected by a custom-built parabolic speaker – projecting a beam of sound up to 3 km long and 60 cm in circumference. Its unnatural quality is enhanced by the spatially synthetic behaviour of the controlled beam and the cello’s sound projection. The reflection or refraction nascent to the site lends an uncontrollable element to the signal in a project that harnesses energy to create large-scale bodies of spatial sound phenomena.

Anthea Caddy is nationally and internationally recognised as a top Australian experimental cellist. She has played with everyone from Tony Conrad to Clayton Thomas, and is involved in numerous innovative performative collaborations. She returns to Sonic Acts where she will once again exercise extraordinary technique in her approach to acoustic phenomena, amplification and spatialisation in haunting digital-analogue performances.

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