Closed Beginnings

  • 2020-03-21 12:30 pm 2020-03-21 1:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Closed Beginnings MPavilion MPAVILION



Photo by Brendan Bonsack.

This new work by Reuben Lewis, the Australian Art Orchestra’s Pathfinder Associate Artist for 2019/2020, will explore MPavilion’s March 2020 theme of ‘Knowledge: Shared Learning, Shared Power’ through an expansion of his duo project with AAO artistic director Peter Knight through the addition of multi-disciplinary storyteller Tariro Mavondo and core members of the AAO. Reuben and Peter bring together contemporary approaches to the trumpet along with analogue media to develop an idiosyncratic and highly personal sound world focussed on texture and timbre.

Within this part meditative, part inquisitorial sonic universe, the “impurity” of electro-acoustic noise harbours the fundamental materials from which the grand design of this music is built, culminating in a durational sonic structure that is minimal and abstract but also incorporates melodic material.

This event is presented in partnership with Monash University Museum of Art as a part of MUMA’s Sound Spaces series.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.