Boundless Transformations

Eye-Music Colourscape Commission 2008



boundless gongs 1Composers and performers Michael Ormiston, Eddy Sayer and Candida Valentino

devised a unique event which explores the connection between music, space and colour within the Colourscape structure.


Instrumentation : Symphonic Gongs. Wind Gongs, Gamelan Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Percussion,

                              Overtone singing and live electronic processing


Realisation :

Create real time electro acoustic and acoustic musical performance pieces enhancing and reflecting individual

and linked colour segments of colourscape, 5 to 7 performers will be used in the compositions/performances

and the total duration of all the pieces would be about an hour.

These would be played four times during the afternoon


Pieces (Click on the Title to see the Graphic scores for these pieces)


“Burning away the desire within us all” (Red) 


Deep Ocean Gong  (Blue 2)




“Mountain to the Sea, Electric moon” (Green)


A Kind of Gong (Blue1)  


 Pastel: Rainbow Sounds



Create a live dynamic “cymatic” sound painting in the main silver performance space.

Click here for some of the images created by Matt Saunders



Example of positions and movement of performers in Colourscape with detailed instructions


Example of Individual performers plan


Example of Individual Performers Map


Some images before and during the performance


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