C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

D0 note (18.35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

C0 note (16,35 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

F0 note (21.83 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

G0 note (24.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

A0 note (27.50 Hz) — vibrating on liquid surface

Schack-Arnott, Mathias: Fluvial 



Basic information



  • Program notes: 

    Fluvial is an award winning solo work for a large-scale kinetic percussion instrument, directed, composed and performed by Matthias Schack-Arnott. A horizon of quivering metals, glass and stone are used to create a 45 minute solo work of shimmering textural extremes. Fluvial draws its inspiration from tidal movement, currents, transformation and ritual. Informed by Matthias’ training as a classical percussionist, the work combines rigorous musical processes with an immersive installation environment. Objects are suspended en masse above an eight-metre bed of granite, metal and water, creating a distinct sonic language through intricate kinetic systems. Textural and harmonic processes unfold with an emphasis on the fine line between control and chaos.

    Director, Composer and Performer: Matthias Schack-Arnott

    Lighting Designer: Travis Hodgson

    Art Technician: Steve Walsh

    Timber, Stone and Metal Work: Lucas Paine

  • Technical specs: 

    Provisional Technical Specifications
    As of the 28/8/2015

    Touring Members
    2 people
    Performer -­‐Matthias Schack-­‐Arnott
    Production Manager/Lighting operator

    Further technical information contact Matthew Scott
    [email protected]
    +61 414 662 851

    Bump in
    3 days with performance on the 3rd night
    See attached Schedule

    Venue Crew Required
    1 x Rigger/fly man -­‐ 2 days
    2 x General crew -­‐ 3 days
    1 x lighting crew – 3 days & performance’s

    No external audio equipment required for the performance
    An audio desk with a microphone at the operating position for emergencys is required

    Lighting Requirements
    2 x 12 channel dimmers
    1 x 24 channel lighting desk (with scene & stack recording capabilities)
    LEE 200 = 1/2 sheet (4x 650w cuts)
    LEE 201 = 1/2 sheet (4x 650w cuts)
    LEE 711 = 1/2 sheet (4x 650w cuts)
    Rosco 119 (frost) = 12x 650w cuts
    14 x 650w Selecon acclaim Profiles (24/40-­‐degree beam angle preferred)
    2 x 650w Selecon acclaim Fresnel’s
    8 x par56's (house lights)

    Lighting rigging positions
    1.5 meters from outer edge of tables
    See attached lighting Plan

    FLUVIAL Provisional Technical Specifications
    As of the 28/8/2015
    Black box venue
    Seating Bank is in the Traverse position
    Tiered seating bank preferred on both sides for optimal viewing of performance
    First row of seating to be at a minimum of 1.5meters away from performance area
    Two Large wooden boxes are lined with industrial Black plastic and are filled with approximately 250 Liters of water each.
    See Attached photos

    Performance Area
    size 8 meters in length
    2.5 meters in width

    Rigging for Percussion Instruments
    5 x 2.5meter lengths of wooden beams with hook clamps and saddle clamps to support the aluminum piping
    16 x 2meter lengths of aluminum tube
    Note -­‐ Percussion instruments are suspended from the aluminum tubing with key rings and high tensile fishing line.
    Preferred Venue grid height is 5meters
    Instrument rigging Notes – If venue was to provide 8 x 4meter lengths of Aluminum pipe with a maximum -­‐Outer Diameter of 25mm & Inner Diameter 17 mm venue rigging points could be reduced.
    See attached plan -­‐ Plan is for reference only

    Freight for Touring
    Approximately 3 standard Pallets Consisting of -­‐
    10 x Fold out table
    2 x large wooden boxes
    2 x wooden frames
    2 x small plastic tubs
    2 x small wooden stands
    10 x milk creates
    5 x wooden beams with hook clamps
    16 x 2000mm lengths of aluminum pipe
    Assorted lengths of aluminum pipe
    Assorted sizes of slate tiles
    40 x glass bottles
    20 x small class cups



Total number of musicians: 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Musicians1st player2nd player
Double Bass



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