Waiting to Turn into Puzzles is a collaboration between film artist Louise Curham and composer David Young. Shot in Yokohama Japan, this 45 minute hand-processed super 8 film/music work forms the basis of the musical scores. The inter-medial nature of the work creates a hovering connectedness between image and sound, shifting the boundaries between the artforms. Similarly the graphic music notation allows a certain freedom and spontaneity in the performance of the music which accompanies the film, whilst remaining precisely structured.

As part of the opening of Waiting to Turn Into Puzzles installation in Cube 37, an excerpt of the work was performed by Melbourne-based Quiver Ensemble. Quiver consists of a group of highly focused young musicians who are passionate about contemporary art music, experimental improvisation and interdisciplinary practice. The four core players are also co-directors who share a dedication to innovative programming and close composer-performer collaboration.


Film  Louise Curham
Music – David Young
Clarinets – Aviva Endean
Flutes – Rebecca Lane
Contra bass tuba – Luke Paulding
Harp  Jess Fotinos
Percussion  Matthias Schack-Arnott

Waiting To Turn Into Puzzles music for installation at Cube 37 was performed by:

Clarinet – Diana Springford
Violin – James Cudderford
Violin  Véronique Serret
Violoncello  Geoffrey Gartner
Percussion  Claire Edwardes

A workshop by composer David Young. David will present on his collaborations with film, theatre and robotics, including his collaboration with film artist Louise Curham. He will also also reveal processes behind his approach to musical performance. Participants will perform David’s music, and create their own graphic scores.
Suitable for musicians with an interest in new music, improvisation, graphic music, notation and cross-artform practice. Please bring along your own instrument. 

(Cube 37), Frankston Art Centre
10-30 August
From Dusk till dawn
Featuring Video Projection and Sound Installation

Images David Young & Louise Curham

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.