Aphids & Clocked Out


Quiver, Melbourne’s award winning new music ensemble, performed two innovative Australian works that explored the connections between aurally and visually perceived colour. Watercolour graphic scores, 8mm film and instrumental extremes merged in an immersive concert experience.

WAITING TO TURN INTO PUZZLES was a collaborative work by film artist Louise Curham and composer David Young. Shot in Yokohama Japan, this 45 minute hand-processed super 8 film/music work formed the basis of the musical scores. The inter-medial nature of the work created a hovering connectedness between image and sound, shifting the boundaries between the artforms.

Viper Gloss by Melbourne’s wunderkind James Rushford was commissioned by Quiver and received its world premiere performance at the Trilling Wire. The compositional process was informed by the grisailles technique of staining glass, where different shades of grey are used to create the effect of a relief.

ABC Classic FM have presented Waiting To Turn Into Puzzles online. This eight-part video series brings you the piece in it’s entirety as seen at the Reel Music Festival.


Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane, November 2011


Clarinets – Aviva Endean
Flutes – Rebecca Lane
Tuba & Piano – Luke Paulding
Cello – Freya Schack-Arnott
Percussion – Matthias Schack-Arnott

Quiver was supported by Aphids (, and through the Arts Victoria: Victoria Rocks program.

Images Louise Curham

Aphids acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land upon which we work. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.