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An interactive sound sculpture… a listening garden.
In Pleasure Garden, music and environmental sounds weave through the landscape. Elegant audio design transforms a garden into a place of musical play, repose and delight.
You’re invited into the music and natural architecture, to play the garden, which responds to your movement, or sit a while and listen. Different layers of the composition are triggered by your presence as you move subtly across the space and explore it .
Inspired by the story and music of the 17th-century musician, composer, improviser and nobleman Jacob van Eyck, Pleasure Garden combines excerpts from his work, set within newly-composed music.
Image: Genevieve Lacey & Stephen Goddard
Genevieve Lacey is a recorder virtuoso, serial collaborator and artistic director, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international soloist.
She creates large-scale collaborative works, including Pleasure Garden, 1-Infinity (co-created with Gideon Obarzanek, Max de Wardener, Jun Tian Fang, Beijing Dance Theatre and Dance North), en masse (with London filmmaker Marc Silver and a team of international sound artists) andNamatjira, a documentary film that premiered at the 2017 Melbourne Film Festival.
Lacey’s work has won ARIAs, a Helpmann Award, Australia Council, Freedman and Churchill Fellowships and Outstanding Musician, Melbourne Prize for Music.