SOLOS I: ALISON
Time & Location
About the Event
Cycling cross-country with a camera and a bassoon. This is Alison Wormell. Join Alison for her headlining SOLOS storytelling with photos, narration and her incredible bassoon performing.
Water Spirit Song (2003) - Ross Edwards
Salamander (2020) - Zoe Martlew
November 22 (2018) - Kinan Azmeh
Ulpirra (2000) - Ross Edward
Alison's Artist Statement
"SOLOS I: A Series of Escapes” is an online recital-exhibition that explores how cycling, the great outdoors, and creativity though playing the bassoon have been a source of comfort and healing during lockdown.
Each escape will be presented as a separate short film in which I ride to a different location and perform a contemporary musical work for solo bassoon. These can be watched in any order across the weekend of May 29th and 30th. The audience will join me as I experience being away from home, following me on my rides. Expect soundscapes, gravel trails, musings on what cycling teaches me, and quiet moments of reflection. Expect the performances to be about birds, song, water, the ocean, loss, and memory.
This project is an exploration of mine and many others’ reaction to lockdown, and ways we can escape even in this very restricted time. I hope that these selections will transport you beyond your home to a place of your choosing, be it in person or in your mind.