New music with sense of play and adventure, Clocked Out Duo use traditional and modified instruments alongside a bewildering array of toys, found objects, Junk and sound sculptures to create carefully designed sonic and visual experiences. Their unique style embraces a wide variety of influences from experimental, jazz and world music sources. In their playful and adventurous work Clocked Out Duo create links between disparate styles and artistic communities.
Equally at home in major concert halls and intimate clubs/the Brisbane based duo has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the U.S., and Europe.
Foreign Objects was premiered at The Brisbane Powerhouse and has been presented at Roulette (NY), Bucknell University and MIBEM (Melbourne). Clocked Out has Just released their long awaited full-length CD Foreign Objects available on tour.
The 2010 Foreign Objects tour is supported by Soundtravellers.
Vanessa Tomlinson, percussion
The limitless creativity of Vanessa Tomlinson has spawned significant contributions in the fields of solo percussion, contemporary chamber music, improvisation and performance art. As a soloist she has worked closely with influential European composers Vinko Globokar and Brian Ferneyhough, prominent Australian / American composers Erik Griswold, Liza Lim and Anthony Pateras, and instrument builder Rosemary Joy. She performs frequently with a wide array of contemporary chamber and improvisation ensembles, including Australian Art Orchestra, Elision Ensemble, Twitch, and Clocked Out Duo.
Erik Griswold, piano
Eclectic Australian-American musician Erik Griswold fuses experimental, jazz and world music traditions to create works of striking originality. Specializing in prepared piano, percussion and toy instruments, he has created a musical universe all his own that is “sincere” (neural.iti), “playful” (igloo magazine),”colourful and refreshingly unpretentious” (Paris Transatlantic).
Griswold performs as a soloist, in Clocked Out Duo (with percussionist Vanessa Tomlinson), and collaborates with musicians from diverse backgrounds as well as visual artists, writers and dancers.
Presented by Tura New Music and WAAPA as part of Tura’s 2010 Scale Variable Series.
Initiated in 2001 by Tura New Music, Scale Variable New Chamber Music Series set out to expose Perth audiences to the ocean of new chamber music created over the past 30 years as well as provide a platform for Western Australian composers to have their worked performed here in WA.