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5 May 2012
Clocks and Clouds
Saturday 5 May 2012, 8:30-9:30pm
Casula Powerhouse
1 Casula Road  Casula NSW 2170
Price: $20 full / $15 concession / $10 student (booking fees may apply)
3 Events (Synergy & Clocks and Clouds & Forum $40/$30/$20)
Information Ph: 02 9351 1939

Clocks and CloudsPhoto: Corrie Ancone

Clocks and Clouds is comprised of core players and composers Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima.

Their totally acoustic performances feature specially retuned vibraphone and pump organ. Often they are joined by like-minded musicians to include other instruments of their ensemble, such as the Mesotonal (meaning ‘between tones’) Marimba and thundering bass Meru Bars.

These unique instruments - with their pure harmonic tuning - explore the beauty of room resonances via ancient sacred scales and multi-dimensional geometries. It is not uncommon for an audience to experience the sensation of harmonics sweeping through space due to the way in which sound waves from the instruments interact with the environment.

Kraig Grady

Kraig Grady has presented his music, shadow theatre and films at the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Chateau de la Napoule - France, California Institute of the Arts, Pomona College, Pierce College, Villa Aurora Foundation for European American Relations, the Schindler House, Beyond Baroque, the Brand Library, New Langton Arts, as well as numerous live performances on KPFK, KCRW, and KXLU. His work was also presented as part of the LA Philharmonic's American Music Weekend as well as New Music America. He has been nominated 4 times for the L. A. WEEKLY Music Award best uncategorizable artist and was chosen by BUZZ Magazine as one of the 100 coolest persons in Los Angeles.

Born in Montebello, Ca. While still in his teens, he realized he had an overwhelming urge to be a composer. After studies with Nickolas Slonimsky, Dean Drumond, Dorrance Stalvey (all briefly) and Byong-Kon Kim (longer) he produced his earliest compositions. Since meeting Erv Wilson in 1975, he has composed and performed in alternative tunings of Wilson's. In the 80's Kraig Grady (along with Keith Barefoot) became one of the first to revive the combination of live music with silent film. He was responsible for the films as well as the music. In 1990 with the opera "War and Pieces" film retreated to a background for live performers. Soon afterwards was his first exposure to the music of Anaphoria Island where he took up residence, on and off, for a period of three years. On his return he found himself being asked to act as a liaison between Anaphoria and North America. In this role he has produced numerous solo and ensemble works and eleven shadow plays; TEN BLACK EYE I & II, BLACK EYE MERU, HER STIRRING STONE, THEIR VENTURES BEYOND THE HORIZONS, THE STOLEN STARS,  FRENZY AT THE ROYAL THRESHOLD,  THE QUIET EROW,  THE PILGRIMAGE OF MIRRORS, THE FOLLIES OF DR. PLACEBO and THE QUIET EROW (redux)