Beth Gibbons

Clarion Call

Clarion Call

Featuring the voices of Beth Gibbons, Elizabeth Fraser, Elaine Mitchener, Melanie Pappenheim, Cherise Phillips and guidance from Shirley Collins.

Over the 11 days of SPILL Festival, this large-scale outdoor sonic artwork will ring out from the Ipswich waterfront into the town’s public spaces at dusk for eleven minutes each day.

The voices of women and girls call to the setting sun in daily incantations, broadcast with audio technology employed for emergency and control, repurposed as a mechanism for public ritual.

Devised by Melbourne based artists Byron J. Scullin, Hannah Fox and Thomas Supple, Clarion Call stands as an ephemeral monument to the aftermath of wars past, present and future.

Clarion Call was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Pacitti Company for the SPILL Festival of Performance and developed with the support of Dark Mofo

Location: The skies of Ipswich 

Cost: Free 

Dates & Times

Oct 25 – 5.40pm 

Oct 26 – 5.38pm 

Oct 27 – 5.36pm 

Oct 28 – 4.34pm

Oct 29 – 4.32pm 

Oct 30 – 4.30pm 

Oct 31 – 4.28pm 

Nov 1 – 4.27pm 

Nov 2 – 4.25pm

Nov 3 – 4.23pm