Kerr’s (re)emerging compositional practice investigates the space between the performer and the ears of the listener which include, of course, the performers own ears.
Kerr is most interested in an engagement with what happens to sound between performance and amplification and the ways that performance informs and becomes part of the composition.
‘Shelter in Place’
I will be developing a score for traditional piano trio. Conventional and graphic notation will be derived and developed using visual imagery generated by environmental spectrograms as departure points for notation. I expect the piece to be in 5 movements as an open reference to ‘5 stages of grief’ and in direct response to the loss of so much country during the 2020 bush fires – referencing this as a loss that resists any process of containment. The instrumentation and history of the piano trio is steeped in Western colonial tradition which is why I have chosen this medium to explore the themes of this project.