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System Building

System Building
Presented by Aphids, Noorderzon Festival, Radialsystem V, Melbourne Recital Centre, Carriageworks and the New Music Network


System Building

Rosemary Joy’s instruments make magical sounds but test the idea of the musical instrument. - RealTime

Download the SystemBuilding review in UnMagazine here.

System Building in the Australian Music Centre here

An international percussion work of miniature proportions, System Building fuses percussion and architecture on an intimate scale. Artist Rosemary Joy's new work features a series of miniature percussion instruments, each inspired by a venue in which the work will be performed.

Drawing inspiration from the architecture of Sydney’s CarriageWorks, Radialsystem V (Berlin), Watertoren West (Groningen) in the Netherlands and the Melbourne Recital Centre, System Building challenges the very idea of a musical instrument.

Astonishing Mexican percussionists Diego Espinosa and Evaristo Aguilar with Melbourne's wunderkind Eugene Ughetti perform this minutely staged work for duo percussion to an audience of only twelve people at a time.

ARTIST: Rosemary Joy
PERCUSSIONISTS: Diego Espinosa (Mexico), Eugene Ughetti (Australia)
Evaristo Aguilar (Mexico) - Berlin only
INSTRUMENT CONSTRUCTION: Adam Stewart and Rosemary Joy
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Vabre (Melbourne and Sydney)
Photo: Yatzek

Photo: Yatzek

August 22-25:
Watertoren West, Groningen, The Netherlands, Noorderzon Festival

October 14-18: Radialsystem V, Berlin

November 11: 6pm, 6.20pm, 6.40pm, 7pm, 7.20pm, 7.40pm, 8pm Melbourne Recital Centre (Australian premiere)

November 23: 6pm, 630pm, 7pm, 730pm & 8pm, CarriageWorks, Sydney

Duration: approx 15 minutes

Photo: Milou De Boer - Photo: Sebastian Bolesch - Photo: Michael Nicholson - Photo: James Knowler

Photo: Milou De Boer - Photo: Sebastian Bolesch - Photo: Michael Nicholson - Photo: James Knowler

Aphids - System Building Promo from Melbourne Recital Centre on Vimeo.

Europe, Melbourne & Sydney

Photo: Colin Page