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dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorMilliken, Grant
dc.contributor.authorGriswold, Erik
dc.description.abstractResearch Background (including field, context and research question) Opera of Objects is a new co-composed work focussing on the sound and memories of objects. Linking in to the history of opera as musical storytelling with a focus on the voice, the work of Alvin Lucier in his Opera with Objects, and the history of found objects in the percussion tradition, this new work is a series of scenes that explore the inter-connectedness of objects and our sounding world. 
• Research Contribution This is a full concert length work that is significant for three main reasons; 1) it is a co-composition between 3 artist musicians. The working method, negotiations, structure and content of the work were all collaboratively devised over an 8 month period with the assistance of librettist/writer Craig Foltz. 2) The work pushed our individual improvisational practice to incorporate and understand the multi-modal (visual, aural and historical) power of these objects. 3) This is an unusual project in that it demanded from the compositional team that they compose, and perform - both musically and theatrically - the work they had constructed. This is inclusive of directing/staging the work. • Research Significance (evidence of excellence) The Opera of Objects was premiered at the Queensland Conservatorium Recital Hall as part of the Clocked Out In-Residence Series. This particular development was documented by 2 research assistants, and documented here by Tangible Media. Since this time the work has be taken up by Adelaide-based Soundstream for performance in September 2019, as is currently being reworked for a radioplay for German Radio. 2 articles are currently being written reflecting on the contribution of this work framed in the history of performance practice in Western Art music.
dc.publisher.placeBrisbane, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusic Composition
dc.titleOpera of Objects
dc.typeCreative work
dc.type.descriptionQ1_4 Music Composition (Major Research)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTomlinson, V; Milliken, C; Griswold, E; Foltz, C, Opera of Objects, 2018
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gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
gro.griffith.authorGriswold, Erik

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