iOrpheus Reflections (Panel and Performance)

Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Part of CW17

In August 2007, New York based composer William Duckworth and pioneering media artist Nora Farrell worked with the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre on a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to create a world premiere of iOrpheus, a ground breaking iPod Opera merging podcasts with live music, dance, installation, fire and a mobile sound garden in the South Bank Parklands. The project re-enacted the story of the mythical musician Orpheus in five acts across various locations in South Bank Parklands with audiences shifting between environments as the immersive story unfolded through interdisciplinary installations and performance.

As the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre embarks on a documentation project to map the impact of this innovative work over the last decade, this panel and performance reflects on the legacy of iOrpheus with a participatory sound walk on mobile phones and site-specific performance in South Bank Parklands.

iOrpheus Reflections celebrates the life and work Nora Farrell, who sadly passed away in 2017.

To participate in the sound walk and performance, please download the free app AURALITY to your device (iOS and android).