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Sarah Walker

A group of strangers arrive as guests in an unfamiliar place. Welcomed by their host, they exchange small gifts of listening and being heard, sounding and unsounding. Every gesture they make takes their individual action into a shared sonic space. So what can we make from this collective attention?

Having arrived as a group of strangers, perhaps they leave feeling like a band.

Read Stranger: Anticipation by Emilie Collyer

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund; Melbourne City Council and The Besen Family Foundation.

Conceived and directed by: Aviva Endean

Live Sound: Tilman Robinson

Video Cobie Orger

Instrument makers Clinton Green, Laura Altman, Carolyn Connors, Dale Gorfinkel

Lighting Alexander Nguyen

Dramaturg Madeleine Flynn

Production Management Emily O’Brien

Additional Collaborators Aarti Jadu, Amaara Raheem, Kristoffer Svenberg, Peter Fraser, Afsaneh Torabi, Bob Zeal, Peter Farrar

Producer Bureau of Works

Supported by APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund, Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, The Besen Foundation, City of Melbourne.

Image by Sarah Walker