Ampleya

Transcending the limitations of their respective art forms, Ampleya brings together new compositions for piano and voice with multichannel video installations to produce exquisite experiences of musical performance and moving imagery. 

"Ghost Echoes"

A specially curated project presented at the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, Ghost Echoes is an exploration of one art form’s capacity to amplify another. A consideration of space and personal discovery, linking portraiture to melody and soundscapes with persistence of vision, inviting the audience to move freely through the gallery for an immersive experience of music and moving imagery.

Video Installation:

Genevieve Swifte

Music:

"Mirador", "Kalos" & "Harken" by Rasa Daukus

Musicians:

AJ America (mezzo soprano) & Rasa Daukus (piano)

Performances:

Drill Hall Gallery, Acton, Canberra: June 2019

Photo credits:

Mark van Veen - Photos 1

Rasa Daukus - Photos 2-5

Genevieve Swifte - Video
 

"Yugen, Profound Grace"

The word yugen is a Japanese term referring to the beauty of human suffering beyond that which can be described. Informed by the structural use of repetition, cycles and static harmony found in traditions of Indonesian gamelan and Japanese gagaku, the work explores concepts of “profound grace” through traditional Asian musical aesthetics and concepts of timelessness, stillness and being. Accompanied by a multichannel video installation documenting vulnerability, ritual and loss within the social, urban and domestic spheres, at its core Yugen, Profound Grace is sensitive to its historical moment, its audience and its environment.

Video Installation:

Genevieve Swifte

Music:

"Yugen" by Rasa Daukus. Studio version recorded and engineered by Matt Barnes, at ANU School of Music, Canberra: December 2018 / January 2019

Musicians:

AJ America (mezzo soprano) & Rasa Daukus (piano)

Performances:

Piano Day with Ampleya, Ainslie Arts Centre, Canberra: March 2019

Art, Not Apart Festival, Mosaic Room, New Acton, Canberra: March 2019

Photo credits:

Genevieve Swift - Photos 6-9

 

Acknowledgements:

These works were assisted by an artsACT Arts Activities grant.
 

 © 2020 Rasa Daukus

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