7 - 10 Aug 2013
A fusion of social documentary, art, biological science and music, Dead Symphony is a performance like no other – a sound world and lighting installation, performed in the hidden, unknown depths of Arts Centre Melbourne.
Listen to an excerpt from Dead Symphony (Live).
Sound is understood to be one of the last senses present before death. While most descriptions of near-death experiences focus on the visual, award-winning Melbourne artist Saskia Moore takes a different perspective by asking: what does it sound like?
Working with people who encountered near death experiences, Saskia discovered that many hear astonishing music, incredibly beautiful miniature symphonies.
The resulting work is a contemporary symphony that is lyrical, abstract, and beautiful. Performed in the secret ravines of Arts Centre Melbourne, audiences will embark an astonishing exploration of mortality and understanding, of the collision between art and science.
Developed with and performed by award-winning UK music ensemble Apartment House.