Set in the rarely-experienced surrounds of Jack’s Magazine, a 19th century explosives store on the banks of the Maribyrnong River, the Australian Creative Music Ensemble (ACME) presents DOPPLER, a newly commissioned work for ensemble and electronics.

DOPPLER explores ideas of duality, symmetry and space, presenting an immersive sound work that echoes the unique architecture of two identical munitions magazines surrounded by 10-metre-high blast mounds.

ACME reimagine a forgotten piece of history in this half-submerged, cavernous chamber hidden in the inner West.

doppler premiered on November 23 & 24th 2019 at Jack’s Magazine, as part of Due West Festival.

Georgie Darvidis – vocals
Joshua Kyle – vocals
Reuben Lewis – trumpet and electronics
Alistair McLean – electronics and spatialisation
James McLean – percussion
Ryan Williams – recorders

Composed by Alistair McLean & Joseph O’Connor.

Original photo by John Gollings.

Presented by the Australian Creative Music Ensemble and Working Heritage.