As part of the Offsite Series, Pyramid Club presents an afternoon concert at Futuna Chapel, Karori.
Daily Deaths is a new musical work by Daniel Beban that literally allows audiences to experience the unfolding days, weeks and months of the Covid19 pandemic in sound.
The piece directly translates Covid19 statistics from different countries into a musical score performed by a large ensemble of 18 musicians. Different country’s daily death rates are translated into musical notes - the higher the death rate the higher in pitch the musical note… trumpets play Iran, double basses play China, flutes play Brazil, cellos play India and so on. Because the pandemic is an ongoing situation, the piece is continually growing.
Featuring an 18 piece ensemble of woodwinds, brass and strings, the concert will take place in the awe-inspiring acoustics of Futuna Chapel, an icon of New Zealand avant garde architecture.
Chapel open for viewing at 2pm, concert starts 2:30pm.
The 18-piece ensemble features Gerard Crewdson and Dan Yeabsley (tuba), Nell Thomas and Rachelle Eastwood (flute), Aiko Sato and Gareth Thompson (trombone), Jake Baxendale and Glen Downie (alto sax), Bridget Kelly and Blair Latham (bass clarinet), James Guilford-Smith and Stephen Roche (trumpet), Tristan Carter and Chris Prosser (violin), Charlie Davenport and Erika Grant (cello), Patrick Bleakley and Isaac Smith (double bass).
Many thanks to Wellington City Council for supporting this performance