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Cementa17 | Free Workshop with Super Critical Mass


Image: Super Critical Mass, ‘100 Voices: Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday (Permanent Collection)’ documentation of performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2014-2016.
Join Luke Jaaniste and Julian Day from Super Critcial Mass for a unique workshop experience.

The workshops are open to anyone of any level; participants do not need to be an experienced ‘singer’, or be in a choir. The workshop is intended to be experimental, fun and moving.

That Thing Between Us is a spatialised work for community voices, featuring a body of regional participants that has accumulated since 2015. Super Critical Mass (SCM) brings together temporary communities to create ambient sound states in publicly accessible places. Each ‘orchestra’ is made up of one type of sound source, whether musical or everyday: 30 ceramic bowls, 50 voices, 100 brass instruments.

That Thing Between Us is a study into interdependence. As is typical for SCM the work is planned but unscored and emerges from internalised instructions. As the human voice is organic, each singer must rely on one other to establish and maintain pitch. This creates a dynamic feedback situation reminiscent of early social works by Pauline Oliveros or Cornelius Cardew, a rich and ever-changing sound portrait of a society in action.

Saturday 8 April | Kandos Community Centre Hall
Workshops/rehearsal: 9.30am-11.30am
Performance:  12-12.45pm
For more information about the workshops and Cementa program, visit the website.
To book a space in the That Thing Between Us workshop contact Arts OutWest on (020 6338 4657 or on