Precious

by Nat Grant

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Precious blurs the boundaries between functional object and musical instrument. This work was created over 2013-15 and involved collecting hundreds of old keys - keys to things that didn't work or exist anymore, or keys that had been found: any number and size/shape as long as they were no longer needed or wanted. Thanks to word of mouth and call outs on social media more than 300 keys were donated to the project.

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released February 6, 2016

Artwork by Andre Lobanov.

Thank you to everyone who donated keys to this project: Naima Fine, Elaine Lewis, Leanda Smith, Andre Lobanov, Michael and Alla Lobanov, Seame Campbell, Ciarán Geoghegan, Joan and Malcolm Grant, Therese Proy, Kate Chen, Leeanne Endres, Claire O'Brien, Jeremy Dullard, Cecilia Low, Phil Bywater and Anita Hustas, Fleur Kaddous, David Porteus, Steve Uccello, Carolyn Rasmussun, Richie Cyngler, Nigel Swifte, Margaux Hayes, Mark and Carol Pedersen, Simon Exley, Georgina Lewis, and Ede Eves.

Dedicated to Jenny Morrish.

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Nat Grant Melbourne, Australia

Nat Grant is a performer, sound artist, and composer from Melbourne, Australia. Her work combines acoustic instruments with digital processing and field recordings. Nat has a PhD in composition from the University of Melbourne and composes original works for performance, screen, and stage. ... more

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