Conor KellyBiscuit Factory Pendulum um hum ummmm
5 May to 3 August 2012 V22 F Block
In Steve Reich's audio piece Pendulum Music (1968), four microphones swing freely by their cables from four loudspeakers connected via independent amplifiers, creating momentary 'feedback'. As all pendulums do, they gradually slow. When the microphones come to rest in front of the speakers, causing a continuous feedback tone, this forms a cacophonous chord of four noises. In a live collaboration with Rio Occupation artist João Penoni, Kelly scales this piece up to reach the ten-metre ceilings of V22's vast F Halls, pushing it into a more theatrical realm.
Commissioned by Rio de Janeiro's State Culture Secretariat and Executive Produced by People's Palace Projects. Co-produced by BAC.
Sponsored by Petrobras, Co-funded by British Council and Arts Council England in London and Rio de Janeiro.
V22 F Block
100 Clements Road