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dc.contributor.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, John
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-18T05:49:51Z
dc.date.available2019-11-18T05:49:51Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389167
dc.description.abstractResearch Background: Sonic Dreams – Extinction, is a new composition for improvisers, recreating the sounds of extinct and endangered species. Commissioned by GreyWing Ensemble in Perth, it localises extinct species of this region, looking at endemic species including the night parrot, western swamp turtle, giant anteater, big-eared hopping mouse, rat-kangaroo, western rufous bristlebird, lesser stick nest rat, and pig-footed bandicoot. This work extends Tomlinson’s text-based compositional practice, highlighting musical independence and intersections, musicians ability to recall information, and thinking around musical imagination. Research Contribution: Sonic Dreams – Extinction, proposes to musicians a site to experiment with and explore unknown sounds. Using the metaphor of our changing soundscape, the musical imagination is free to solve sonic puzzles in creative ways. For instance, the instruction “Imagine the sound of the Western Swamp Turtle coming up for breath”, provides the performers the opportunity to reflect on the critically endangered Turtle who now lives only in the middle of Perth airport, with planes surrounding its every breath. It is an imagination of the sound world from the turtles perspective. Accompanied by video, this piece leads audience members to consider another aspect of extinction – literally the silencing and transformation of our sounding environment. Research Significance: Sonic Dreams was first performed at WAAPA, Perth in 2016, but has since been performed repeatedly across Australia.
dc.format.mediumElectronic recordings
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherGrey Wing Ensemble
dc.publisher.placePerth, WA
dc.publisher.urihttps://lindsayvickery.bandcamp.com/album/greywing-artificial-field-live-recording
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMusic Composition
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190406
dc.titleSonic Dreams - Extinction
dc.typeCreative work
dc.type.descriptionQ1_4 Music Composition (Major Research)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTomlinson, V; Ferguson, J, Sonic Dreams - Extinction, Sonic Dreams - Extinction, 2017
dc.date.updated2019-11-16T03:16:30Z
gro.description.notepublicElectronic recordings of endangered and extinct species
gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Vanessa Tomlinson
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gro.griffith.authorTomlinson, Vanessa
gro.griffith.authorFerguson, John R.


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