VENICE ORATORY, 51st Venice Biennale (2005)
Neighbours in Dialogue, Venice Agendas IV, 51st Venice Biennale, THE JANUS FACE OF VENICE Chair: William Furlong, Audio Arts, London and Mel Gooding
Tuning-in op. 2 represents the last movement and concluding fugue of the work. It is a polyphonic composition in which a short melodic theme is introduced by one part and successively taken up by others and developed by interweaving the parts in an impressive fugue for ghetto blasters. The artists have been for some years working on an Oratory based on its archive of inspirational voices by artists and thinkers. This Oratory written for Venice is a semi-dramatic musical composition without action, scenery or costume. As always the collective, generates a lasting dialogue with their audience. Known for their provocative but always elegantly composed works, in Venice they created an open space to listen and share other voices whilst the artists remains in silence.
Tuning-in op. 2 from the Venice Oratory in an arrangement for 4 Ghetto Blasters, Fuga: commodo scherzando and misterioso – performed on day three of Venice Agendas –
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