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12 May 2012
Invisible Forces
"Quest" (Dancer: Miranda Wheen, Choreographer: Martin del Amo, Composer: Alex Pozniak) followed by Composer/Sound Artist Daniel Blinkhorn
Saturday 12 May 2012, 7:30-8:30pm

Campbelltown Arts Centre
Cnr of Camden & Appin Rds, Campbelltown NSW
Price: $45 full / $35 concession and student (or full day pass $60/$45)
Bookings: 02 4645 4100 or email
Information Ph: 02 9351 1939

Photo: Heleana Genaus

A double bill, this program presents "Quest" by Martin del Amo and Alex Pozniak followed by a spotlight on Australian electronic sound composer Daniel Blinkhorn

"A woman with short hair in an elegant little black dress and high heels is caught in a mysterious pool of light..... She apparently opens herself up to seemingly invisible forces she may or may not be able to control... Del Amo's choreography... stretches towards something whilst simultaneously pushing it away, exploring space." (ArtsHub Feb 2012 - Lynn Lancaster)

In 2011 composer Alex Pozniak and choreographer Martin del Amo collaborated on "Quest", supported by Chronology Arts and DirtyFeet. The resulting work is an astounding journey into the depths of blind discovery with a perfect combination of invisible chaotic forces both in sonic and physique forms.

Multi-international award winning composer, Daniel Blinkhorn, having recently returned from the antarctic recording sounds from one of our planet's most extreme environments, envelops audiences with waves of pre-concieved, highly detailed and brilliantly excecuted sounds in compositions that have been developed over the past few years.

Daniel Blinkhorn

From a broader perspective, Daniel Blinkhorn's music investigates the cross-fertilisation of image, sound and performance space, where he is increasingly interested in employing tenets generally (if not somewhat antithetically) found within acousmatic musical environments as structural concepts within works for video and sound.

Although often working in the electroacoustic, audiovisual and videophonic domains, Blinkhorn's output includes chamber, symphonic and wind orchestra works, sound installations, music for film, radiophonic pieces and various hybrid/ intermedia environments. A recent example illustrating the composers interest in sonic art is his piece entitled in situ bacia, which is a work for clarinet and Hörspiel commissioned by La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Création Musicale, Paris. The piece was composed from field recordings the composer made in the Amazon Basin, Brazil.

Blinkhorn's works are increasingly performed, exhibited and presented internationally at festivals, in concert halls, conferences, galleries and other loci. Several of his works have received citations, and in 2008 he was a winner of the 9th International Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva, Portugal , laureate of the Luc Ferrari - 8th International Competition d'art Radiophonique Pour Sons Fixés et Instrument - La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Création Musicale, France. He also received 2nd prize at Diffusion 2008 International Electroacoustic Composition Competition (Center for Computational Musicology and Computer Music, Ireland).

He has studied composition and digital media at a number of universities including the University of Wollongong - where he received his doctoral degree, and other degrees include a BMus (hons), MMus, and a MA(r).

"Quest" was created by Alex Pozniak and Martin del Amo with support of