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Homecoming

Site and Sound Intertwined
From Home excerpt - Granite

Supported by the Australian Cultural Fund, ArtsSA and Victor Harbor City Council

About the project

Homecoming is a collaboration with Wattleseed Ensemble, David Moran and videographer Denis Smith to present my baroque string trio From Home

The work itself was written in Encounter Bay in 2020, and is about life on the Bluff at Encounter Bay, on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. Over the coming year we will collaborate with Denis Smith in creating videography to pair with the music, to capture the Bluff at different times of the year and best reflect the meaning of the work.

 

The project will culminate in a tour of performances of From Home in February 2025, in a concert program of complementary works and tour metropolitan and regional South Australia, and produce a studio recording of the work at Wizard Tone studios. After the tour, the videography with the trio recording will be presented online and at the Coral St Art Space in Victor Harbor.

With your support we can invest in the scale of the videography to create something long lasting for the benefit of the community living in or visiting the Fleurieu by creating an easily accessible artistic collaborative piece to celebrate the natural beauty of the Fleurieu, whilst ensuring that both the musicians and videographer are paid properly to bring this work to life, in recording and live concerts for audiences in the Fleurieu.

We have received funding from ArtsSA and Victor Harbor City Council for the February concert series, and this ACF campaign is the last piece of the puzzle.

Denis and Wattleseed Ensemble each have a distinguished track record of delivery in these types of projects; I couldn't think of anyone better positioned to deliver a project like this.

Bringing this work home after all these years is a fulfilment of a personally really important project that's beenover 4 years in the making, having been delayed by the pandemic, and the videography will cement the works legacy in celebrating the Bluff and the granite that defines the Fleurieu.

Performances
February 14-16 2025, including Adelaide, Crafers and Victor Harbor. Details TBA.

About the work

This piece depicts four scenes of the Bluff at Encounter Bay, where each scene portrays something different on the Bluff; from young birdlife fighting the elements, the grassy reeds that cover the inclines, the sleepy lizards that rustle through the grass and bake in the sun, to the granite that erupted to the surface 300 million years ago to create the Bluff and the two large islands visible from the summit, West Island and Granite Island.

This project is supported by the Australian Cultural Fund.

 

ACF will match dollar for dollar any contributions made to this project before June 30 until we reach $5000, and all donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 

ACF don't take commission, so all money raised through the ACF will go directly to artists, and the more we raise the more we can invest in the videography to be enjoyed in perpetuity online and at the Coral St Art Space in Victor Harbor.

 

If you would like to read more, or support this project, click the ACF button below.

The artists

Wattleseed Ensemble

Wattleseed Ensemble Photo: Albert Comper

david photo credit_ Alex Possingham

David Moran Photo: Alex Possingham

Matt Laing

Matt Laing Photo: Sharon Gertner

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