Clocks & Clouds
Clocks & Clouds will also be performing a short work at the festival closing concerts
Saturday 1th October | Sydney, Town Hall. To access tickets see program
Kraig Grady, an Anaphorian now living in Australia, composes almost exclusively for acoustic instruments tuned to just intonation. He has composed and performed with an ensemble of microtonal instruments of his own design since 1975 and also worked as a shadow puppeteer, tuning theorist, filmmaker, world music radio DJ and concert promoter. His work has been presented at Ballhaus Naunyn Berlin (Germany), the Chateau de la Napoule (France), the Norton Simon Museum of Art, the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, the Pacific Asia Museum, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s American Music Weekend and New Music America 1985. He was chosen by Buzz Magazine as one of the “100 coolest people in Los Angeles”.
Terumi Narushima is a composer, performer and sound designer who specialises in alternative tuning systems. Her works include Tritriadic Chimes, a sound installation for LA MicroFest, Hidden Sidetracks, a composition for custom-made instruments premiered by Ensemble Offspring at the Sydney Opera House, and a project to build microtonal flutes using 3D printing. She has worked on various film and theatre collaborations, including Yasukichi Murakami: Through a Distant Lens which was presented at the Darwin and OzAsia Festivals. She is a lecturer in music at the University of Wollongong
Clocks and Clouds is a duo consisting of musicians Kraig Grady and Terumi Narushima. Their totally acoustic performances include a specially retuned vibraphone and pump organ, as well as the thundering bass Meru Bars and/or 3D-printed flutes. These unique microtonal instruments explore the beauty of room resonances via ancient sacred scales and multidimensional geometries. It is not uncommon for an audience to experience the sensation of harmonics sweeping through space due to the way in which sound waves from the instruments interact with the environment