The "verticalised" contour of the feature was used to determine the volume and left/right spatial orientation (image to the right) of each of three field recordings created by Jocelyn Wolfe. The recordings form the sonic connection to the terrain, forest and river topographies represented in each of the performer's scores.
The performance was part of my sub-residency within a residency by Clocked Out (Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson) at the Griffith Conservatorium in Brisbane. The work continues a line of exploration of site-specific work responding to environments, field recordings and landscapes.
The score was created in Perth and relied upon satellite and terrain mapping of the Willsons Downfall locality around Harrigan's Lane. In particular it was assembled from topographical information related to three principal features: the Boonoo Boonoo River, Mount Lindesay Road and the tree line of the Bookookoora mountain ridge (Image to the left). Each feature is represented in the work by one of the performers.
Stylised representations of the surrounding landforms were then attached to each of the three lines according to their horizontal and vertical distance on the map (see below). The lines (but not the stylised representations) were then stretched out horizontally to represent the work's 8 minute duration spatially.
The image below is a "recompression" of the full score showing
willsons downfall 
The score for willsons downfall  was written for a performance at Harrigan's Lane a property in the Great Dividing Range on the border of New South Wales and Queensland.
The final score (excerpt below) comprises the lines (representing the volume/spatiality of the field recordings) and the stylised representations of terrain, forest and river.
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