These Compulsive Behaviours: 'Sky-Flung Herds' Performed in Concert 1 by BOLT Ensemble and Arcko Symphonic Ensemble. Composed by Hullick
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: 'giveth and taketh away': Composition 1: performed by BOLT: Musician shredding score at end of piece
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: 'RE:EVOLUTION' Concert 4: feat Amplified Elephants and RESONANCE Table with BOLT
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: 'RE:EVOLUTION' Concert 4: feat Amplified Elephants and RESONANCE Table with BOLT
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: 'giveth and taketh away': Composition 1: performed by BOLT: Hullick writing the score in the concert during the show
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: 'SCHIZOID 1': Concert 3: Image of Sound Machines. Composed by Hullick, Performed: BOLT Ensemble
THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS: Flyer

Songs

Composer: Hullick. Performers: BOLT Ensemble and Arcko Symphonic Ensemble with electronics. Recorded Live.
  • 1 SKY-FLUNG HERDS - 6min EXTRACT
  • 2 giveth and taketh away

THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS
watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_03agElOAE

10 works for large ensembles across four concerts
Melbourne Festival
Performed By
BOLT Ensemble, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Amplified Elephants, Pansy Nulgit, Michael Kieran Harvey, Noise Scavengers
Composed by )-(u||!c|< (James Hullick)


)-(u||!c|<’s most recent project, titled These Compulsive Behaviours (2014), underlines )-(u||!c|<’s remarkable abilities as composer, performer, director and community arts worker. Presented in partnership with JOLT Arts, The Click Clack Project, Melbourne Festival and Footscray Community Arts Centre, These Compulsive Behaviours consisted of 10 works for large ensemble and orchestra over four Herculean concerts. Eight works were composed by )-(u||!c|< with one work composed by )-(u||!c|< and the Amplified Elephants (musicians with an intellectual disability) and one work composed by )-(u||!c|< and indigenous elders of the Kimberley region. The entire project was didicated to )-(u||!c|<’s wife Charlotte, with long-term love relationships being a central theme for the whole project. Works were performed by BOLT Ensemble, Arcko Symphonic Project, Amplified Elephants, Cochlear Implant Singers, Noise Scavengers, Pansy Nulgit (voice) (indigenous elder of the Kimberley), Michael Kieran Harvey (piano) and )-(u||!c|< (voice/piano/electronics).

THESE COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOURS works listed:

CONCERT 1: 15 October 7pm, Iwaki Auditorium ABC Studios
1. 'giveth and taketh away', perf BOLT Ensemble, score composed in the concert
2. 'Sky-Flung Herds' perf. BOLT and Arcko (for orchestra and field recordings)
3. 'The Ballad of the Ever Young Miss Rose' perf Michael Kieran Harvey (piano), BOLT and Arcko with electronics by Noise Scavengers (for piano, orchestra and electronics)
4. 'Wrought Glacial' for orchestra (BOLT and Arcko) and with indigenous songs performed by Pansy Nulgit

CONCERT 2: 15 October 9pm, Iwaki Auditorium ABC Studios
1. 'Broken Wood, Whistling Wind' for orchestra and electronics (BOLT and Arcko)
2. 'If I Could Sing' for chamber ensemble (BOLT) with voice and piano by )-(u||!c|<. Features scores verbally given through headphones

CONCERT 3: 23 October 7:30pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre
1. 'Schizoid 1' for chamber orchestra and sound sculpture machines
2. 'Uno Series' for chamber orchestra and sound sculpture machines
3. 'Threshold' for chamber orchestra, electronics and pre-recorded Cochlear Implant Singers

CONCERT 4: 24 October 7:30pm, Footscray Community Arts Centre
1. 'RE:EVOLUTION' co-composed by )-(u||!c|< and the Amplified Elephants. for chamber orchestra and the RESONANCE Table interface.

A key work in the series was RE:EVOLITION by )-(u||!c|< and the Amplified Elephants, with the BOLT Ensemble joining for the performance. The project explored Darwinism from the perspective of intellectual disability, and featured the RESONANCE Table created by CiART, RMIT University. RESONANCE is program created for a touch table interface, and became the electronic interactive instrument that the Elephants performed with for the event. Here is a video link about RESONANCE: http://www.clickclackproject.org/video

These Compulsive Behaviours was extremely well supported by the media. Parts of the project were broadcast live on ABC Classic FM. Glowing reviews were reported:

“all commendable but the Melbourne Festival concert of James Hullick's compositions from the BOLT Orchestra and Arcko Symphonic Ensemble stood out as an original, memorable, creative experience.” Clive O’Connell, The Age