Ontology consists of two interlocking works: Nature/Nurture by Robert Davidson and 19… by Richard Vella. Using music, these two works examine various aspects of identity.
Nature/Nurture draws attention to how culture and ideas are made and their role in defining who we are. Robert Davidson will perform a new 45-minute work based on speech recordings supplied by ABC archives. Included are voice recordings of Margaret Mead, Steven Pinker, David Williamson, Richard Dawkins, Noam Chomsky, Helena Cronin, Stephen Jay Gould, Edward O. Wilson and many others.
In 19… Richard Vella focuses on songs as they change over generations and a song’s relationship to our bodies and identity.
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|Keywords:||prosody, identity, melody, chamber music, cross-genre music|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||23 Feb 2009 08:18|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 23:25|
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