On the 27th of January 2018 I performed a solo show on Guzheng and Electronics at 107 Projects Redfern as part of the Now now series. The NOW now is Australia’s longest running festival of spontaneous music, experimental sound and outlier performance. Now, here is a short clip from the concert.
I will be performing American minimalist composer Rhys Chatham’s ‘A Crimson Grail’ with the 100 Guitar Orchestra at Carriageworks (Sydney Festival) on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th January.
I will be performing solo Guzheng and electronics here at 107 Project (107 Redfern St, Redfern) at 3PM on Sunday 27th January.
Title: Class War
Composers: Joseph Tabua and Ian Stevenson
Performers and instrumentation: Joseph Tabua: Guitar and live processing Ian Stevenson: Computer
In Noam Chomsky’s 1995 speech entitled “Class War: The Attack On Working People” he quotes John Dewey in suggesting that “the government is the shadow cast by business over society”. In this semi-improvised performance, Tabua and Stevenson invoke the aural shadow of oppression cast over our everyday lives by conventional structures.
Biogs: Joseph Tabua is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently enrolled in a doctorate of creative arts at Western Sydney University. Ian Stevenson is an academic and researcher in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at Western Sydney University.
On July 20th ‘The Time’ an electro acoustic influenced piece first premiered at the Poetic Energies Across Sonic Space Concert at Western Sydney University. ‘The Time’ was written to accompany a film by David Cubby. Here’s a sound file. Enjoy!