Conservatorium of Music

Brigid Burke

Brigid Burke

Ms Brigid Burke

PhD Candidate

Contact Details

Contact Campus Hobart CBD Campuses
Building Conservatorium of Music

Brigid is an Australian clarinettist, composer, video and visual artist.  She has had works performed extensively both nationally and internationally, most recently in the MONA FOMA Festival, Asian Music Festival, Generative Arts Festivals in Milan, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Futura Music Festival in Paris, The International Clarinet Festivals in Japan and Canada and Computer Music Conferences/Festivals in Australia, Korea and UK.  She has been Artist in Residence at ADM, in Singapore and a recipient of an Australia Council Performing Arts Music Fellowship.  She has received commissions and been broadcast extensively on ABC National, Australian Asian Foundation, Japanese Printing Corporation, ANAT, South Australian Government and universities have supported Brigid in her performances, compositions and artwork.

Title of Research Project: The Intersection of Poly-media in “The Escapee Gloss”

The Intersection of Poly-Media in “The Escapee Gloss” is an exposition of a single idea in one composition.  A description the use of Poly-media processes in live performance offers in multi-art practices controlled by a single dialogue/idea.  “The Escapee Gloss” is divided into eight movements: 1. Shine Solo Clarinet and live visuals  2. Scintillating Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, electronics and visuals  3. Sheen Bass Clarinet, live electronics/laptop and live feed and pre-recorded video projection  4. Matte Visuals  5. Patina Wind Sextet and visuals  6.Silk Wind Quartet, piano, electronics and visuals  7. Gloss Electronics, piano harpsichord/Celeste and live video  8. Suede Bb Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and visuals.

“The Escapee Gloss” explores the intersection of Poly-media, the embodiment of the clarinet - eight media/acoustic abstract voices working cohesively and independently in performance controlled by one performer/creator.  As the “Performer” creator of solo electro-acoustic improvisations, Brigid will investigate extended microtonal woodwind techniques and installation possibilities in this composition - The relationship between the performer, composer and art work creator.