bits and pieces, things I’ve made, anecdotes.
folded sheets of paper, rather.
so much longer than i thought it would, committed to the process,
to see it through.
this time, i’m talking to you through the process.
what should be laid bare in performance,
and what should be left to the imagination of the audience.
routine. money jobs.
for this kind of thing, like that, for later one, full sentence.
tension levels are high/see what happens.
dusk, disc, dahsk, doosk, heard you.
oh you counting now.
yeah for sure, it’s a different thing.
piece that i was wondering, technique.
i talk to myself all the time.
incl. excerpts from:
‘performance of an artist talk’ Accent by Emma Bennett and me
Text Pieces No.1 and No.2 by Joe Houston and me
With thanks for the support of Creative New Zealand.
Antonia (Ngāi Tahu) lived in Glasgow, London, and Berlin, and has collaborated extensively with musicians, theatre and filmmakers, dancers, visual artists, poets, and software developers. Antonia challenges notions of hierarchy within the traditional classical music context, and investigates fumblings and failures that occur in relationship and conversation; the question of how to perform a combination of techniques simultaneously; and, how these everyday moments can be articulated in exploring ideas of “virtuosity”. How can a performer’s virtuosity be embodied and showcased in very ordinary ways to create a new form of expression, a new relationship with an audience? Returning to Aotearoa in 2018, Antonia focusses her time on new performances and projects which build community and discourse across arts in Aotearoa. She is President of Te Rōpū Kaitito Puoro o Aotearoa/Composers Association of New Zealand, co-editor of BLOT, and co-director of Second Company. antoniabarnettmcintosh.com