shocc - Science hub - orange cowra cabonne - 2018
The CORRIDOR project invited NAS alumni Todd Fuller (drawing performer) and Bill Moseley (tintype photographer) to collaborate with David Miller's ensemble from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Sat May 5th.
This concert brought together unlikely participants to engage in experimental arts, cross collaboration, science investigation and exchange to deliver an unique experience all within a 100 year old woolshed.
David Miller pianist and facilitator of the Grand Western Tour commented on the excellent acoustics within the woolshed and exquisite dynamic imagery projected onto the musicians by artist Todd Fuller.
Bill Moseley created a pop up dark room and studio within a sheep pen and spent the day demonstrating and taking photographs of musicians and audience members to stunning effect.
The musicians composed site responsive interpretations based on the elements earth, wind, fire and water and interspersed these between a classical repertoire that comprised Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Harp and Piano. Artist Todd Fuller beautifully overlaid live drawing and painting which had been digitally created through specific coding and the use of specialised equipment to bring awareness of STEAM (science technology engineering arts maths) principles to the audience members.
The Cowra and surrounding community commented on their delight and astonishment in being part of this event.
Supported by Inspiring Australia, Science Hub Orange Cowra Cabonne, and Councils.
Orange-COWRA-CABONNE SCIENCE HUB
As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Orange-Cowra-Cabonne Science Hub is supported by Inspiring Australia to foster public participation in science, technology and innovation. Find out more about how Inspiring Australia is progressing the national strategy for community engagement with science using a national framework-local action approach across NSW: http://sydney.edu.au/science/outreach/inspiring/.
Over the last three years scientists, the creative industries, the CORRIDOR project, Age of Fishes Museum, Cowra and Cabonne Council and more recently Orange Council, Cowra NRM, local schools, and community have been involved in a series of workshops and projects including the Devonian Billabong is Alive, Botanical Illustration, Cell Structures in the Studio, Dub Side of the Moon at Darby Falls observatory, Modfab - 3D printing + Coderangers - Coding workshops. 2017 - DIGEST THIS - Biomass talks at the Oxley Wine Bar, Botanical Illustration and traditional knowledge, Indigenous scientific knowledge of ochres and clays, Sacred Landscapes 2 - Astronomy.
The CORRIDOR project would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We would also like to pay respect to their people both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians who collaborate on projects with us through our Cultural Connections program.
Audio: Dub Side of the Moon Darby Falls Observatory with Astronomer Mark Monk and DJ- Mantis MD
Testimonials from Hub collaborators for Science Week 2017
'Was great to be involved, thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience working on the "sounds like science" national science week vodcast and forums. It was a wonderful to be a part of something that demonstrates and communicates science as more than labs and white coats.'
Nadja Wallington - winemaker Phillip Shaw Orange
'There is nothing more motivating for a career than seeing young people inspired by your work. Being involved with OCCSH for Sounds Like Science gave me the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and enjoyment, living and working in regional NSW.’
Pippa Childs - Civil Engineer Cowra Council