Composed by Matthew Lomax and Connor D'Netto
Performed by Cats Cradle Collective
Premiered at the Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre
'Passer-by' was originally conceived as part of 'non-place', a four movement electroacoustic ballet by Matthew Lomax and Connor D'Netto, inspired by the writings of anthropologist Marc Auge. Non-place explores and examines experiences of familiar spaces, identity, disconnection and anonymity in modern society. Rich, intense, familiar yet surreal, non-place holds an otherworldly looking glass to the commonplace spaces of everyday life.
The final movement, Passer-by, is a work for chamber orchestra and tape delving into our varying interactions with urban spaces and strangers. It addresses our relationships with the everyday spaces of life, how they can adapt, tracing over the same ground and yet influenced by new experiences that pass in between.