Voices at the EndSjaron Minailo, Piano Circus, John Psathas
Voices at the End weaves together a lot of strands in my recent work and collaborations. It has a significant digital audio element and moves through a kaleidoscope of sonic environments. It was originally inspired by the film Planetary. In this film, author and environmental activist Joanna Macy suggested there are three stories that we have to choose from, to make sense of our lives now, to make sense of our world. These three stories form the three central parts of Voices at the End.
Composed for six electric or acoustic pianos, Voices at the End offers the opportunity to discover the sound world of John Psathas in a setting by avant-garde director and performance artist Sjaron Minailo.
Voices at the End includes text excerpts from Jean-Claude Carrière's version of the Mahabhrata, the Armenian song Yarko Parag, the NASA Voyager Golden Record and instrumental and voice recordings from; Joe Callwood (guitar), Briar Prastiti (voice) and Renkei Hashimoto (shakuhachi).
Composition: John Psathas
Theatrical visualisation: Sjaron Minailo
Sound design and effects: David Downes
Piano Circus: Residency, Snape Maltings, February 2018
- Voices At End Project Brief (0.08MB, PDF)