Past event: Decasia

Michael Gordon Decasia

Nicholas Collon conductor

Take one orchestra.
Amplify.
Detune.
Decay.

Aurora closes Southbank Centre’s 2012 Ether Festival with the UK premiere of Decasia, widely regarded as one of the great cross-arts collaborations of the past decade. Constructed from severely decayed archival footage, Bill Morrison’s hypnotic, stunningly beautiful film was cut to Michael Gordon’s matching soundworld of decay, with a large amplified orchestra playing music that Alex Ross describes as ‘wedding the hypnotic aura of minimalism to the detuned snarl of highbrow punk’.

 


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