Alive in the Hall of Possibilities

    Research output: Non-textual formSound Composition


    Experimental music written under the name "theadelaidean"
    Performing in the time of COVID-19 is a challenge. Australian ambient/experimental composer The Adelaidean recorded this album live in Slingsby Theatre Company’s Hall of Possibility on 18 July 2020; it’s a beautiful wooden venue surrounded by trees, with a café out front and one of the busiest roads in Adelaide passing nearby. Full of props from and memories of a time when full houses were permitted, this was the perfect venue for what was already a layered sound with multiple resonances of great significance to me.

    By intention, I was the only person present.

    The new arrangements created especially for this performance were captured using multiple microphones scattered through the hall. I mixed the recording for sonority as well as clarity, striving to reproduce every sound as evocatively as possible. In the finished tracks, you will hear birds, traffic, and me occasionally “playing” the hall’s creaks and pops like a giant instrument.

    Picture you and me alone, but for the music and all the world it conveys.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherProjekt Records
    Media of outputOnline
    Size81 minutes
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Sept 2020


    • Music
    • sonority
    • Clarity


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