The C21st Flautist, reimagined in light of being a Covid Concert Hall refugee

Sally Walker

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    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 being perhaps 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 Abramovićs 'Listening differently' (2019). One musician, one listener at a two-metre distance experiencing a ten-minute non-verbal one-to-one encounter, with the Australian bush, a goat's stable and an airport becoming 2020's alternate concert halls.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAustralian National University
    Place of PublicationCanberra Australia
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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