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autist, reimagined in light of being a Covid Concert Hall refugee.
How we need music has been made profoundly clear over these last months. Orchestras and opera companies, formally stable places of employment, are currently unable to perform, yet balcony concerts, online lessons and home recordings prove that what is essential adapts to survive. School leavers choosing their professional path are confronted with considerations that the previous generation didn’t have, with adaptation, imagination and collaboration more imperative than ever.
Covid Concert Hall refugees, exiled from familiar large concert spaces due to social distancing policies, have been forced to find new performance spaces that defy the corona crisis. Consequently, the 1:1 CONCERTS have been created, inspired by the work of performance artist Marina Abramović’s "Listening differently" (2019). One musician, one listener at a two metre distance experiencing a 10 minute. non-verbal 1-to-1-encounter, with the Australian bush, a goat’s stable and an airport becoming 2020’s alternate concert halls.
A graduate of the University of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Munich, the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Hanover and in the final stages as Doctoral Candidate at the University of Sydney, flautist Sally Walker is a performer, academic, music educator and is Lecturer in Classical Performance (Woodwind) at the Australian National University.
Sally’s research embraces historical performance practice, music and physiology and composer/performer collaborations, resulting in the creation of new works and publications including conference papers (ISME, NACTMUS), conference presentations (Musicological Society of Australia, Performing Wellness Symposium, Australian Association of Hand Therapists’ Conference), articles (Limelight/Resonate) and diverse creative practice research outputs.