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cello, electronics, solo, human & machine

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Technology should be a tool we use to simplify human existence. But since our needs have become more complex over the past few decades and personal data are increasingly used for commercial purposes, the dividing line between humans and technology has become blurred.

During this solo concert Australian cellist Alistair Sung (a member of s t a r g a z e) searches for the divide between human and machine. In Saint Arc by French composer Daniel Wohl and in Michael Gordon’s Industry his cello plays a duet with an electronically modified version of itself. Sung’s own work starts simply, but ends in an electronic implosion and his own improvisations.​

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Photo © Thomas Keijner

Composers
Anna Thorvaldsdottir - Transitions
Daniel Wohl - Saint Arc
Alistair Sung - own work
Michael Gordon - Industry
Caroline Shaw - In manus tuas

Performers
Alistair Sung - cello