UKARIA24 was held during the June long weekend (9 – 11 June) at the Ukaria Cultural Centre. The 2018 program was curated by German-French cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. John Cage‘s Child of Tree was the first work in the evening program on Saturday 10th June and it was performed by Adelaide-based musician Jamie Knight.
Cage’s work features plant materials as instruments. They are amplified using audio technology allowing one to listen closely to the flora that is often taken for granted.
This performance extended effortlessly into the picturesque surrounds of the venue. A large glass window allowed the audience to experience the natural environment within and beyond the venue.
This work reminds me of a quote from one of my favourite writers,
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Find out how the plants were amplified by reading Jakub Gaudasinski’s blog at Synthetica Digital Audio.