Rosanna Irvine Rosanna Irvine+Mark Leahy


During the residency Rosanna Irvine and Mark Leahy will extend and develop the approach taken in their duet Material+Transition that was performed as part of the first iteration of Breath Pieces at Tramway in June 2018. Material+Transition works with the material possibilities of sound prior to the emergence of language using a compositional structure that involves deep listening, progressive, embedded transitions and 'melding' of sounds - so displacing the individual voice. They will take this approach to develop compositional methods for working also with gesture and towards language, to create 'some variations' that seek always to exceed the dualism of two and the binary of you and me.


Drawing credit: Mark Leahy