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Join us on our birthday for the world-premiere of Mia Salsjö’s new orchestral work, A Score for Fed Square, composed to celebrate our distinctive architecture.
Responding to detailed architectural drawings, architects’ annotations and build material selections, composer Mia Salsjö has translated and interpreted these hand-drawn and machine-made lines, transforming them into a code. The musical composition has emerged in the spaces between the architectural plans, the Fed Square site and the artist’s method of interpretation.
This work has been commissioned by Fed Square and the National Gallery of Victoria, in collaboration with Mia Salsjö and will be performed by musicians from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
About the artist
Mia Salsjö is an Australian artist and composer of Albanian-Swedish descent.
Salsjö orchestrates multi-disciplinary art projects, encompassing drawing, music composition, text, performance, video, and textile-based works. Her practice is grounded in complex code-based systems.
The systems are devised by Salsjö as a means of linking diverse media to an underlying linguistic system.
It is through this process that Salsjö reflects on the elusive nature of communication – its potentialities, triumphs, failures, past, present and future.
Salsjö’s work has been performed and presented in many exhibitions, most recently The Quietude, developed in 2020 in response to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Modes of Translation at the 13th Biennale de la Habana, Cuba 2019 and The Score at Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne in 2017.
She currently holds a Gertrude Contemporary studio in Melbourne, Australia.