Exhibition – 3rd Mar – 1st April 2023 (Tue – Sat, 10-5pm)
Aura is an artist who has performed, exhibited and screened her work nationally and internationally, this exhibition will show two Moving Image Artworks.
‘Automamusic’ is a film about mechanical music. Intricate views of self-playing violins, accordions, drums, pianolas, and orchestrions are offset by scenes in which floating musical instruments are played by invisible hands. The film highlights the similarities between the beginnings of musical reproduction in the 19th century and spiritualist invocations of the dead through sound. ‘Automamusic’ breathes the ghost back into the machine, inhabiting the figurative space between sound and source, when music had not yet become abstracted into the grooves of the gramophone record.
Following on from Satz’s previous films on electronic music composers and inventors, this short film provides an intimate view of the studio of American composer Laurie Spiegel (b 1945). Known for her electronic-music compositions and her algorithmic composition software, the film also reveals all manner of music and technology paraphernalia, from music scores to DIY inventions inventions and quirky toy collections. The soundtrack features electronic music composed by Spiegel, and her musings on electronic music and the compositional process.
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