Noise Husbandry Live At The Maritime Museum


Noise Husbandry is an electro-acoustic work commissioned for the new ‘Action Stations’ permanent exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum and created by composer James Humberstone.

For one night, Noise Husbandry brings James Humberstone’s live score to the Maritime Museum, when these newly composed works, largely recorded in the ANMM submarine by Ensemble Offspring, can be heard throughout the museum. Later, James created tracks combining the live elements with samples and electronics.

‘Action Stations’ launched in November 2015. This performance will be the first time the general public can experience Humberstone’s original music live performed by Sydney’s own Ensemble Offspring.

Described as confronting, industrial, filmic, emotion-filled sound, Noise Husbandry incorporates ideas of cryptography in music, experimental music, improvisation and open forms to tell the story of these vessels and those who sailed them.

The live performance will be followed by a drinks and nibbles as well as a Q&A with the creative team – James Humberstone, Claire Edwardes and the team from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The programme: Highlights from Noise Husbandry by James Humberstone:

Crossing the line IV/Codes/ Voyager/Gun Bay/Family/Second Secrets/Nerve Centre/Waves/Palindromes

The players: Claire Edwardes (percussion)/ Hamish Upton (percussion)/ Jason Noble (clarinet)/ Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

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