Currently in development, Instruments of War is an investigation into the sounds of conflict, and the role music can play in resolution. In the piece, an ensemble of instrumentalists will play conventional instruments as well as a range of firearms and other weapons. Live-feed audio and visuals will be integrated to bring the audience closer than ever to the reality of human inventions designed to kill. The sounds of cleaning, assembling, loading and firing guns will merge with staged actions and scored music, to sound out the emotional, psychological and physical effects felt by people whose lives are underscored by violence.
Concept: FXXX BXXXXX + Santa Bušs
Armourer: Zoe Phillips