A lone performer is 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.
Australian 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. Here he collaborates with lighting, sound and robotics designers to create an immersive rotational system that evokes otherworldly orbits.
‘visually and sonically exquisite’ – The Guardian