Live@the Library – Orphans
Improvising trio Orphans move fluidly between a range of disparate influences, taking cue from new music, jazz and post-rock, and merging them in a compelling amalgam that is thoroughly unique. Comprised of trumpeter Dan O’Connor, percussionist BeHn Stacy and guitarist Dom Barrett, the trio formed whilst all members were studying at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
Nominated for Best Experimental Act at the 2016 WAM awards, Orphans released their debut album ‘The consequence of following’ on local label Tone List in 2016, and will bring their exploratory sonic meditations to a very special performance in the State Library, which will see them occupy various spaces around the building. Their live performance process focuses on the use of space as a defining element, with extended technique allowing each instrumentalist to approach their playing from a non-traditional perspective. Orphans merge improvised melodies and rhythms with noise and texture, allowing form and structure to dissolve. Fragmentary song-forms appear and disappear in an ethereal process of flux.