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Sound of StellrScope

Composer, Marlene Radice chatting with StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Questacon

Composer, Marlene Radice chatting with ‘StellrScope’ Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart at Questacon

StellrScope Artist, Eleanor Gates-Stuart is delighted to work with Local Composer and Musician, Marlen Radice, to bring Marlene’s stunning composition to the exhibition at Questacon for the Sound of ‘StellrScope’. This wonderful collaboration is made possible by CSIRO (Computational Informatics CCI), in particular, Dr David Lovell who inspired Marlene with suggestions for sound content and structure. StellrScope video files were happily provided to Marlene for background material, here is what Marlen has to say about her composition:

About the Piece:

In creating a piece of music which would serve as a backdrop to the StellrScope exhibition, I sought write and produce music which was as true as possible to the concepts which underpin the artworks.

I began the piece taking heed of the notion of the visceral experience of wheat within its natural environment by experimenting with organic sounds. This presented a chronology of the means by which wheat is processed and harvested, from the field to the mill, to factory.

These natural sounds were then edited and overlaid upon one another to produce a cacophonic sound-scape which sought to emulate the dual concepts of wheat development, in its cyclic and expansive means of proliferation throughout a century.

The piece uses a palindromic structure based around a cyclic use of musical cells. These cells are made up of 1-3 bar phrases which are built upon and repeated throughout the piece. The pitches used in these cells are based around the wheat nucleotides of Cytosine, Adenine and Guanine, with the first letter of each of these nucleotides, A, C and G, used in rhythms based around the wheat genome sequence.

I sought to use a combination of alleatoric musical ideas as well as more intuitive ones in order to further highlight the amorphous binaries of traditional and electronic music, used in tandem with the binary relationship concurrent with contemporary society’s relationship with plants and food production.

Time, change and cyclic rotation were key concepts I sought to develop within this piece of music. A century of change, growth, and renewal, a fundamental return, the return of familiar sounds in repetition, a cycle of sound mirroring a cycle inherent within nature.

Short sound clip preview


Sliced Bread – Human Loaf

'Slice 1' of 'Five Slices, BreadMan' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

‘Slice 1’ of ‘Five Slices – BreadMan’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

One of Five Slices – Human Size Bread Man

Installation artwork based on air holes & textures research in baking processes for bread. ‘Slice 1’ is part of fives slices that create the installation and are full life size cast pieces. Originally, the work (as bread dough)  was to be baked as part of the Human Energy Loaf, although this method is more suited to exhibition purposes.

‘Fives Slices – BreadMan’ will be shown at ‘Hot Seeds’ at the Discovery Centre, CSIRO in August and part of the StellrScope project – Details

Hot Seeds:  http://www.csiro.au/Portals/Education/Programs/Discovery-Centre/Whats-on/Hot-Seeds.aspx

When

6 August 2013 – 15 September 2013

Location

CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road

Acton ACT 2601

Australia

Please note : Image is shown with a watermark

Reference:

The Centre for Grain Food Innovation

http://www.csiro.au/Organisation-Structure/Flagships/Food-Futures-Flagship/Grain-Food-Innovation-Centre.aspx


StellrScope Exhibition Banners

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: 'Oasis', 'Weevil', & 'WheatEar' by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Exhibition Banners: ‘Oasis’, ‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

New StellrScope Banner design – three designs: ‘Oasis’‘Weevil’, & ‘WheatEar’

Which is your favourite?

StellrScope @ Questacon

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information

 

 

 

 


Sneak Peek – Exhibition Catalogue: Cover+Inside

StellrScope Cover by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

StellrScope Cover & Inside Page by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Sneak Peek of the StellrScope Exhibition cover and inside page. Cover is a 4 page fold out revealing the inside image behing the cover fold when opened.  Cover Image, ‘Oasis’ by Eleanor Gates-Stuart. Inside Photograph, ‘Spikes’ by Dr Megan Hemming, CSIRO.

Exhibition @ Questacon August

StellrScope

Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013

Exhibition Catalogue

Design and Layout by Eleanor Gates-Stuart © 2013

Published by CSIRO

Food Futures Flagship & Computational Informatics

Printed in Australia

ISBN: 978-1-4863-0088-4

ISBN: 978-1-4863-0089-1

 

 


StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope Exhibition

StellrScope by Eleanor Gates-Stuart

Celebrating a Century of Wheat Innovation in Australia from the days of William Farrer to CSIRO Research today

5 August – 1 September, 2013

Open daily between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm

Venue:  Gallery 5, Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace Canberra, ACT 2604 Australia

Admission to StellrScope at Questacon is free (conditions apply,  see www.questacon.edu.au for information

Hot Seeds will be running in conjuction with StellrScope in August

Hot Seeds @ CSIRO Discovery Centre

Posters: StellrScope & Hot Seeds

Posters: StellrScope & Hot Seeds

A Series of Artworks Celebrating the Centenary of Canberra, Science Art Commission Residency, StellrScopE, at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

6 August – 1 September, 2013

Open:  Mon – Fri  9.00 am – 5.00 pm    Weekends 11 am – 3 pm

Venue:  CSIRO Discovery Centre

North Science Road, Acton ACT 2601

www.csiro.au/discovery