Thursday 30th April 2009 at 5.00 pm in room G56, Millburn House
Richard Crow considers text and the visual image as a kind of psycho-acoustic other through the work and ears (and eyes) of Gerard De Nerval, Henri Chopin, Nurse with Wound , The Hafler Trio, John Duncan, some 'noise bruit' and some outsider sounds....
Tim White (Warwick)
THE NOISE OF PARTCH
Tim White discusses how Harry Partch's use of texts, from the verses of eighth-century Chinese poet Li Po, via an adaptation of the Bacchae that flits between Thebes and Hollywood, to a late stage work, Delusion of the Fury, which he prefaces with the observation "Words cannot proxy for the experience of knowing - of seeing and hearing", point toward an extended attempt to reconsider how words, music, image and action might meet.