I am a hollow round tube

I am a hollow round tube (2020) 

for flute, amplification, and flute-like objects – with video footage inside metal tubes

In this piece, the performer sucks and blows across the body a flute from the reverse end to the mouthpiece in one long breath. There is a timeline score written above an image of a flute, which gives instructions to the performer along the way.
The flute is amplified with a lapel mic to bring out the nuances of the sounds.

The final page offers a variation on the performance, where the flute is replaced with a variety of different flute sized objects, played in succession. The title is a type of object-oriented-ontology, where it is as if the performer is embodying the perspective
and sentience of the flute in a quasi-ritual.

There is also a video that accompanies the performance which consists of footage taken from inside different metal tubes. See below a series of still images from the video.

I am a hollow round tube

Links to more works

By Type

  • Water Pail (2021) 8 large cooking oil drums, 8 transducers, 4 audio playback devices with amplifiers, exposed speaker, finger cymbals, metal güiro, water, brushes, soft and rubber mallets – for solo percussionist. 
  • Ontogeny (2019) (in-progress) for piccolo and electronic playback
  • Hyperbodies (2015)  for robot piano 10’29” [MIDI]
  • Mapping Australia (2014) – for piano and electronics with video score 7′ [multimedia]
  • Serpentine (2017) for erhu and percussion 7′ [multimedia]
  • Memory Tape (2015) – for cello, trombone, and recorded media 11′
  • Undulations (2014) – for two soprano saxophones 6’09”
  • Miniatures (2018) for piano, flute, cello, percussion, with electronics and field recordings [for a website]
  • A Sense of Space (2015/16) for flute, nylon guitar, and soprano with percussion 10′
  • Whale Fall (2021) for flute, violin, cello, e-bass, piano, percussion, electronics, video, and spoken word (dream recall recordings). 
  • Animal (2015) for violin, cello, percussion, keyboard, and choir with video score 10′ [multimedia]
  • Antibiosis (2011) – for chamber ensemble and recorded media 10’25″
  • The Expansive Water (2010) – for chamber orchestra 7’36″
  • Finding Kensho (2012) – for chamber orchestra – Premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 8’15″
  • Whale Fall (2021) – electronic part and spoken word (dream recall recording) 7’52”
  • Temporal Planes (2013) – Electronic Media [Recording] – Performed and Recorded by Entoptic Ensemble – 17’04″
  • Dream Recorder (2020) for a dreamt sub-contrabass recorder (part of the imaginary sound art series)
  • Rush tones  (2020) for one or more accordions along a river stream (part of the imaginary sound art series)
  • Water Pail (2021) 8 large cooking oil drums, 8 transducers, 4 audio playback devices with amplifiers, exposed speaker, finger cymbals, metal güiro, water, brushes, soft and rubber mallets – for solo percussionist. 
  • The Glass of Imagination (2020) is a website containing video samples of singing wine glasses and bells ringing, tuned to different microtonal pitches, to be performed on multiple devices.
  • Copy-Make (2015) Interactive video installation, made as part of ‘Composition Beyond Music’, in Graz, Austria.