Phoenix Collective announces the release of the first of its Digital Sessions: Different Trains, Reich. [ Film and performance] presented as an Online Event and Fundraiser.
This screening of Phoenix Collective Quartet (PCQ) uses an iso filmed and recorded performance of Steve Reich’s innovative Different Trains and pre-recorded tape by Kronos String Quartet. This work reflects on train travel during the 1940's in America and Europe. Making use of prerecorded train sounds, warning signals and actual voice recordings of train conductors and Holocaust survivors.
This will then soundtrack the World Premiere of a film created for this event by renowned Sydney videographer Sina S of VDO Symptoms (official selection in Short and Sweet Film Festival and Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017/ Filmagination 2019/ Elements Fundraiser for Bushfires Relief 2020) .
The goal of this project is to raise funds to convert Phoenix Collective’s 2020 concert programs into digital, high-quality audio and visual presentations. The project is particularly important during a time of uncertainty and financial hardship for Australian artists, when all are being asked to do more with less, while still thinking outside the box.