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A Score to Scratch the Surface. 2018.

One of two site specific sound installation / performance works made in collaboration with Tom Blake (momo doto) for the 2018 Queenstown Unconformity Festival.

A Score to Scratch the Surface (Opening Scene) takes participants on journey in which Queenstown’s myths and realities slowly merge with the landscape. Starting in the dress circle of the 1930s Paragon cinema and finishing at a table in the foyer cafe, A Score to Scratch the Surface (Opening Scene) is a roaming sound work composed of local field recordings, archival sounds and fragments of stories reflecting the diverse threads that link people to an environment.

Image credit: Tom Blake, 2018.