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Orpheus in the Underpass—by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ross McKessock ,

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PRICE INCLUDES:

ILLUSTRATED, 64-PAGE BOOK BY ROSENSTOCK AND McKESSOCK

AND A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF ROSS McKESSOCK’S UNDERPASS ALBUM

if you would prefer album + digital book click on the cover below:

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18 September 2015.

Underpass, Castle Street, Oxford. Ross McKessock sits, listening, underneath the road sandwiched between City Council offices and the ongoing construction of a new shopping centre. Passers-by encounter him duetting with wheezing buses, heckling onlookers, and the ambient sounds of Oxford. He improvises musically with his upright piano.

It is part of an ongoing artistic practice that has also seen him searching the city’s Cornmarket Street with 5-foot-wide home-made antennae, revealing the hidden noise of the high street chains’ security systems and cash machines. This electromagnetic induction sonification opens a sonic dialogue with his environment further as he navigates his own territory.

He drags his piano around the city, pulling his audience closer in, encouraging and inviting them to listen. Framing our relationship with this place in a different way, like some sort of clairvoyant, spiritual busker.

10 September 2016.

Glenageary, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Gabriel Rosenstock composes a series of 40 haiku in Irish and English, in response to an audio recording of McKessock’s underpass event. Inspired by the image or trope of Orpheus in the underworld, Rosenstock composes Orpheus in the Underpass, a rensaku or haiku sequence.

This first edition of an ongoing multimedia collaboration explores the shared European identity bound in the mythology of Orpheus.

Orpheus in the Underpass is illustrated with 10 photographs by Ross McKessock and is accompanied by a digital download of Ross’s Underpass album. 

 

 

 

 

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PRICE INCLUDES:

ILLUSTRATED, 64-PAGE BOOK BY ROSENSTOCK AND McKESSOCK

AND A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF ROSS McKESSOCK’S UNDERPASS ALBUM

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