|| Reflections || MPavilion Ritual

Sound installation commissioned for the MPavilion 2018-2019 season, playing every morning and evening in the Pavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, from October-February.

Inspired by Carme Pinós’s MPavilion design and philosophy, ||Reflections|| is a spatial sound experience that responds to and echoes its location.

The ||Reflections|| ritual plays each morning and evening of the season as the MPavilion program opens and closes, from 9 October 2018 to 3 February 2019.

6’36’’ duration, stereo sound installed in two separate speaker pair locations in the Pavilion structure.

Carme Pinós’s MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. Photo courtesy mpavilion.org

Carme Pinós’s MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne. Photo courtesy mpavilion.org

||Reflections|| discovers, highlights and enhances the rhythm and melody in everyday sounds, using the pavilion’s structure to reflect and focus these sounds, and weaving them into a musical chorus. I drew on recordings of the natural and urban rhythms and music of the Queen Victoria Gardens and Melbourne, composing in collaboration with the environment to create a synergistic, hyper-real experience of place and space. Drawing out the rhythms, the sounds build into music then the whole piece shifts, as a typical Melbourne rain shower moves us into the evening, fading back into the sounds of birds and people in the spaces surrounding the Pavilion as night falls.

||Reflections|| is an invitation to engage in deeper listening, to waken our ears to the beauty, rhythm and melody in the sounds that surround us.

Read the Q&A about this work on the MPavilion website

More information

Live performance ‘Space and Sometimes Movement’ 3 February 2019