Boom! International Festival of Percussion presents

Cosmic Time

Concert

6 Oct 2022

Cosmic Time is a performance work co-created by visual artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole and percussionist Louise Devenish. The work takes concepts of time on a cosmological scale as a point of departure.

Unfolding over 40 minutes, Cosmic Time explores representations of time ranging from the endless circling of planetary forms, to measures of time on Earth such as human breath and the fluttering heartbeats of desert mice, as well as abstractions of dissolving consciousness.

It is presented as a sequence of eight overlapping movements representing forms of cosmic time: Big Bang, Cosmic Soup, Galactic, Stellar, Planetary, Chemical, Biological, and Esoteric.

Performed by four spatialised percussionists, listeners embark on a sonic journey through explorations of time and space informed by historic scientific and musical concepts such as orbital resonance and harmonic sequencing.

The work is centered around gentle metallic percussion instruments, sparkling clusters of bells and triangles, ultra low drums, gongs, cymbals, and a wide range of singing bowls, microtonal tubes and chimes.

Together, these instruments pulse, blend and resonate together, to evoke sonic representations of atmospheres, sensations, and rhythms through time and space. 

If you have access needs, please call the Box Office on 02 9061 5344 to book tickets.

Composer Amanda Cole
Presenting Artists Louise Devenish, Leah Scholes, Niki Johnson, and Kaylie Melville
Visual Artist Michaela Gleave 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Everest Theatre

Thu 6 Oct 7:30pm

40 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession (Pensioner, Health Care Card Holder, MEAA Member, Unemployed)* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*ID required during ticket purchase for verification purposes. Read more.

If booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers only redeemable when booking online. Read more.

Cosmic Time is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 6 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Cosmic Time is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

Everest Theatre

Thu 6 Oct 7:30pm

40 minutes (no interval). Partial lockout applies. 

Adult $30
Concession (Pensioner, Health Care Card Holder, MEAA Member, Unemployed)* $25
Full-time Student $20

$6 transaction fee applies.

*ID required during ticket purchase for verification purposes. Read more.

If booking with a Parents NSW voucher, please note multiple vouchers can be used per transaction, up to a total transaction amount of $250. Vouchers only redeemable when booking online. Read more.

Cosmic Time is available to purchase as part of a Boom! Seymour Sessions Day Pass, alongside various other 6 Oct events. Buy a Seymour Sessions Day Pass to access all applicable events for a total price of just $45 (adult price), $35 (concession price), or $25 (student price).

Cosmic Time is also available to purchase as part of a Boom! Festival Pass. Buy a Festival Pass to access all seven days of Boom! events at Seymour Centre and Sydney Town Hall, excluding participant access to workshops, for a total price of just $350 (adult price), $300 (concession price), or $250 (full-time student price).

Recommended for ages 12+. Contains dynamic music. Photography and filming prohibited.

The only authorised ticket seller for this event is Seymour Centre. If you purchase from an unauthorised seller, you risk that your tickets may be fake or invalid.

Composer Amanda Cole
Presenting Artists Louise Devenish, Leah Scholes, Niki Johnson, and Kaylie Melville
Visual Artist Michaela Gleave 

We are a registered COVID-Safe business with measures in place to make your next Seymour visit safe and enjoyable. You can find out more about our safety measures here, and we will also send safety information directly to you prior to your visit. To ensure we can reach you, we recommend checking that your contact information is up to date.

Program details for this event are subject to change. If any changes are made, this page will be updated accordingly. Please check back for the latest information before your event.

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