Saturday
4 August
5:45pm

Oak Apple Orchestra at If Wet, 2014

Paul Gittins presented an early version of his Oak Apple Orchestra at If Wet #20 in 2014.

The Oak Apple Orchestra comprises of small electric clocks modified so the second hand acts as a hammer, striking resonating objects (tin cans originally, but now guitars, glasses and other things) with aak apples, formed by secretions from from wasp larva, at inevitably regular intervals.

As with a lot of those early If Wets, I was taking photos.

The current iteration of the orchestra is at Artefact, Stirchley, throughout August and into September. It has evolved splendidly into a real body of work and is highly recommended.

More photos on this page.


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