§ ≡ with Slave Pianos
Chrysalides. [in progress] Organ, guitar & electronics. 2013
Empire Star. [in progress] Percussion & electronics. 2013
Fomalhaut IX (He will now think he hears her). [in progress] Piano & electronics. 2013
Fomalhaut III (To where nothing ever shared). [in progress] Guitar & electronics. 2013
Guild∘Psaltery. (for AP, after LP). [8 min.] Electric guitar & electronics. Thursday 29 March, 2012. Monkey Bar, Melbourne.
Drum Machine [20 min.] Mechanical drum machine, machine listening & computer controlled mechanised piano. 26 October, 2007 With Neil Kelly and Graeme Leak. Federation Square, Melbourne. Melbourne International Arts Festival.
Futen Rojin Nikki (Extracts). [9 min.] Four organs, harpsichord, four-part choir, electronics. Text Rohan Drape after writing by Junichiro Tanizaki. Unperformed.
A Schema and Historo-Materialist Pro-gnostic [§, Lecture demonstration] Overhead-projector, whiteboard, audio-cassette machine, computer operated piano. Sunday 22 October 2006, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Untitled, August 2006. [11 min.] Percussion, computer generated sound and computer operator. Unperformed
As Far East as Bemm River. [With Tom Hall. 13 min.] Four instruments, amplified narrator, electronics. Text by Tom Hall and Rohan Drape after writings by Gerald Murnane. December, 2005. Rout Ensemble, London.
CMS-PMI [23 min.] Computer generated image, computer generated sound and computer operator. Text by A. Schoenberg. 29 September, 2005. Articulating Space, Brunswick, Melbourne.
Two Lives in Flux: And Vice Versa. [§, 47 min.] Acoustic theatre for soloists, choirs, folk ensemble, instruments and electronics. Text by Slave Pianos after writings by George Maciunas, Vytautas Landsbergis and colleagues. First performed on September 6, 2004 in Vilnius. Vilnius Festivals.
Untitled, March 2003. [24 min.] Electric guitar, computer operated piano, electronics. 24 March, 2003 Articulating Space, Footscray, Melbourne.
As Far South as Kettering. [With Tom Hall. 13 min.] Four instruments, amplified narrator, electronics. Text by Tom Hall and Rohan Drape after writings by Gerald Murnane. 2 & 5 November, 2002. Rout Ensemble, Cambridge & Dartmouth.
Foreign Knowledge: I Have Made A Heap of All That I Could Find. [§, 40 min.] Documentary monodrama. Soprano, narrator, computer operated piano, electronics. Text by Slave Pianos after writings by Peter Tyndall. 27 September, 2002. Old Court House Building, Ballarat. The Kunstlerhaus Bethanien / The University of Ballarat.
The Strange Voyage of Bas Jan Ader. [§] Hörspiel. Six voices, six instruments, electronics. Text by Slave Pianos after writings by Bas Jan Ader and Donald Crowhurst. 14 & 16 Sunday October, 2001 Klangbrucke, Aachen / Malkasten, Dusseldorf. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein.
of dissociation [12 min.] Electronics. Text by Rohan Drape after writings by Stefan Wolpe and Milton Babbitt. 16 April, 2001. Articulating Space, Footscray, Melbourne.
Non-Objective Labour. [§] String quartet, computer operated piano. 15 & 19 April, 2000. Baltiyski Dom Theatre, St Petersburg / The Contemporary Music Centre, Moscow. Sergey Kuryokhin International Music Festival.
An Evening With Slave Pianos. [§, Installation] Four works for computer operated piano. 15 May, 1999. Moore St Gallery, Melbourne.
Six Part Choir [4 min.] April, 1997. Trinity College Chapel, Melbourne. Victorian Chamber Singers.
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Rohan Drape (b. 1975) lives in a northern suburb of Melbourne. He studied composition and computer music with John McCaughey. His work has been commissioned, collected, installed and performed by the National Galleries of Australia & New Zealand, the Melbourne International Arts Festival & the Biennale of Sydney, the Astra Chamber Music Society and Speak Percussion, the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein & the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, and the Universities of Melbourne, Ballarat & Wellington.