Take a wild ride through the deserted city and suburbs of Perth and Fremantle during the lockdown in March and April of 2020. An archival snapshot of the city as a ghost town devoid of people in isolation, capturing the mood of uncertainty and anxiety early in the massive global social disruption from a local perspective.
ÜBERVESPERS was commissioned as part of the Tura Adapts 2020 Commissions No Borders – see more commissions here.
Notes from the Composer
Sonnenmasse (Leon Ewing)
Leon Ewing is a bass soloist and vocalist from Perth.
Often working site specifically, playing to and against the resonant frequencies and standing waves of architectural spaces, including vaults, galleries, concert halls, and stadiums, designing sublime and exclusive sensory experiences of built environments.
The project began as ‘Raised by Brutalism’, a one on one performance in a stairwell in the AGWA for the Proximity Festival, and evolved into ‘Intra Harena’; a stadium show for two people at the Perth Arena, winning the Spirit Award in Fringeworld.
Current work includes the development of ‘Savasana’; a death meditation of Vedic chanting for the practice of doom metal yoga.