Avalanche XIV by Carlos Casas with special guests composer Phill Niblock and musician Brian O’Reilly

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Title

Avalanche XIV by Carlos Casas with special guests composer Phill Niblock and musician Brian O’Reilly

Description

20 Oct 2018, Sat 12:00 PM - 07:00 PM
The Exhibition Hall, Block 43 Malan Road

Avalanche
is an audio-visual environment and installation that documents the life in Hichigh, one of the highest inhabited villages in the Pamirs, a region in Central Asia known as the “roof of the world.” Working from the starting point of the local cosmogony, traditions, and its music, Avalanche is a multiformat work and expanded ethnographic research based on the human ecology and richness of the region. One of the most remote regions of the planet, the Pamirs are as mysterious as fascinating, home of some of the most rich and archaic traditions, considered the nest and origin of most of the monotheistic beliefs, and the perfect site for understanding our spiritual journey as humans. Avalanche is also a study on cinematic time and the human ecology of isolated communities. A meditation about the unstoppable “avalanche” of civilisation, about the elusiveness of time and the dusk of a village and endurance and resilience of its inhabitants and traditions.

Avalanche is a long-term commitment and Singapore’s iteration is developed site-specifically for the Centre and presented as a live-editing and live-soundtrack environment, featuring special collaborations with Phill Niblockand musicians from Singapore.

A public programme of Stagings. Soundings. Readings. Free Jazz II.

Date

2018-10-20

Coverage

Programme Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Avalanche is a long-term commitment and Singapore’s iteration is developed site-specifically for the Centre and presented as a live-editing and live-soundtrack environment, featuring special collaborations with Phill Niblock and musicians from Singapore.

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

Collection

Citation

“Avalanche XIV by Carlos Casas with special guests composer Phill Niblock and musician Brian O’Reilly,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2492.