Everywhen – Matthias Schack-Arnott
Events/
Performance/
Perth Festival/
21 - 25 February 2023
PICA Performance Space

$40–50
2pm & 7pm

Everywhen – Matthias Schack-Arnott

Presented in association with Perth Festival

WA Premiere

Everywhen is ‘visually and sonically exquisite.’ — The Guardian

A lone performer sits on the stage surrounded by dozens of objects in perpetual motion. From the tiny to the massive, this whirlpool of floating sounds forms a percussive swarm of gongs and chimes, while concentric circles of organic matter accumulate below. This teeming turbulence gives rise to a dizzying aural experience revealing the power of cyclic motion in sound.

Melbourne-based percussive artist Matthias Schack-Arnott has carved out a unique space in contemporary music-making, developing entirely new instrumental set-ups and collaborating with thinkers from fields as diverse as architecture and engineering. For Everywhen he has worked with designer Keith Tucker of Megafun to create an immersive rotational lighting system and musical collaborator Tilman Robinson to create cyclic patterns in sound. Gongs play themselves as they spin through the space, suspended chimes hum as they ricochet off each other, shells vibrate as they hover through the air and sheets of metal roar as they float in orbital trajectories.

A constantly shifting canopy of sound evoking ritual geometries, subatomic motion and planetary orbits, Everywhen is music from outside of time. Join Matthias Schack-Arnott at PICA for this intricate and mesmerising sonic journey.

Duration: 50 minutes

Everywhen Dates

Tuesday 21 February | 7pm
Wednesday 22 February | 7pm
Thursday 23 February | no sessions
Friday 24 February | 7pm
Saturday 25 February | 2pm & 7pm

Everywhen Artist Talk: EOI

Thursday 23 February
1:30–3:30pm
Performance Space

Apply now to hear from Matthias Schack-Arnott as he discusses his unique approach to contemporary music, performance and installation, with an up close look at the materiality and inspiration behind Everywhen.

Open to local artists from any background/discipline, and can be non-practising (i.e. not a career artist).

Please complete the expression of interest form below to be considered.
Applications close 17 February 11:59 AWST.

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