Slave Pianos, The Fatal Score, Programme Text

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Slave Pianos, The Fatal Score, Programme Text

SLAVE PIANOS & the BIENNALE OF SYDNEY present:

An installation
PENALOGICAL PIANOLOGY: THE TIMBERS OF JUSTICE
As Enacted Upon the Fatal Shore, 1788–2010

&

a Multi-Stage Concert Performance Event
THE FATAL SCORE OR THE SPECTACLE OF THE SCAFFOLD
(The Way Up and the Way Down are One and the Same)

Installation: 12th May - 1st August 2010
Concert: 3pm, Sunday 16th May 2010
Location: Cockatoo Island, Sydney, NSW
Cost: FREE, with FREE ferries departing Circular Quay every half hour

Concert Programme:

Part 1. Pastoral / Recital / Picnic
Part 2. Arrest / Denouncement
Part 3. Transportation / Procession
Part 4. Trial / Sentence
Part 5. Recital / Execution
Part 6. Wake / Food Event

Works by:

Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Ives, Clark, Monteverdi, Bock, Cumes, Berlioz, AES+F, Andriessen, Nixon, Wallinger, Panhuysen, MacFarlane, Smyth, Brecht, Tyndall, Pertout, Hughes, Tenney, Grainger, Berio, Symons, Child

Performers:

Michael Kieran Harvey, piano
Richard Piper, actor
The Sydney Detachment of the Royal Australian Navy Military Band
Steven Stanke, Lieutenant, RAN, Music Director and Officer in Charge
Samantha Morley, soprano
Douglas Coghill, viola
Isabel Hede, violin

SLAVE PIANOS are Rohan Drape, Neil Kelly, Danius Kesminas & Michael Stevenson
SLAVE PIANOS is represented by DARREN KNIGHT GALLERY, Sydney
http://slavepianos.org


PART 1. PASTORAL / RECITAL / PICNIC

D. Scarlatti Sonata in D minor, K. 141 (Worgan) (c.1738) Piano
L. Beethoven arr. C. Czerny Ecossaise for Military Band, WoO 23 (1810) Piano & Trumpet
F. Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S.514 (1859–62) Piano
C. Ives The Anti-Abolitionist Riots In The 1830’s And 1840’s (1949) Piano & Trumpet
A. Clark as The Living Rococo Untitled (1981) Piano & Trumpet

PART 2. ARREST / DENOUNCEMENT

L. Beethoven March for Military Band WoO 20 (1809) Military Band
C. Monteverdi Toccata (1608) / J. Bock Palms (2007) Military Band
Anon. Bugle and Side-drums Flourish #1
J.W.C. Cumes Their Chastity Was Not Too Rigid (1979) Actor
Anon. Bugle and Side-drums Flourish #2

PART 3. TRANSPORTATION / PROCESSION

C. Ives Processional (Es werde Licht) (1901) Military Band
H. Berlioz March to the Scaffold (1830) / M. Fusinato EP in E (1997) / AES+F The Feast of Trimalchio (2009) Military Band
L. Andriessen Workers Union (1975) / J. Nixon Red & Black (1981) Military Band, Actor

PART 4. TRIAL / SENTENCE

Anon. Dies Irae (c.1253) / M. Wallinger Prometheus (1999) Lyre, Military Band
C. Monteverdi Ahi, caso acerbo (1609) Soprano, Violin, Viola, Lyre
P. Panhuysen Partita for 16 Long Strings Equally Diminishing In Length (1999) Lyre
Anon. Bugle and Side-drums Flourish #3
I. MacFarlane (ed) 1842 The Public Executions at Melbourne (1984) Actor
Anon. Bugle and Side-drums Flourish #4
W. Smyth Again, My Lyre, Yet Once Again (1818) Violin, Lyre
C. Monteverdi Possente Spirto (1609)/ G. Brecht
Comb Music (Comb Event) (1959–62) Soprano, Violin, Viola, Lyre
P. Tyndall Slave Guitars (of the Art Cult) (1981) Viola, Lyre

PART 5. RECITAL / EXECUTION

Slave Pianos Second Movement of The Spectacle of the Scaffold (2010) Piano
A. Pertout No.1 & 10 of 24 Miniatures for Piano (2010) Piano
R. Hughes The Fatal Shore (1987) Actor
A. Pertout 19 & 24 of 24 Miniatures for Piano (2010) Piano
Slave Pianos Fifth Movement of The Spectacle of the Scaffold (2010) Violin, Viola, Piano, Mechanically-operated piano

PART 6. WAKE / FOOD EVENT

F. Liszt Bagatelle sans tonalite S.216a (1885) Mechanically-operated piano
J. Tenney WAKE for Charles Ives (1974) Four-side drums
Anon. arr. P. Grainger Horkstow Grange (1937) Military Band
Anon. arr. L. Berio Black is the colour from Folk Songs (1964) Soprano, Violin, Viola, Miniature Organ
M. Symons One Continuous Picnic: A History of Eating in Australia (1982)
F. J. Child The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (1898) Actor, Singer, Violin, Viola, Miniature Organ