|| 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.
||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.