Company: Speak Percussion
Composer: Thomas Meadowcroft 
Flutes: Claire Chase
Year the project commenced: 2019
Year it became impossible: 2020
Number of audience not reached: 4000​​​​​​​
So many works become impossible just when we need them most.   March Static is a type of 'Peace March', a musical composition designed as a roaming work, performed in the streets of an urban landscape. It has a cyclical form and can be performed by professionals, amateurs and students. It is a musical form that engages acoustic transformations as dictated by a cityscape and mobile performers.  It involves massed community musicians playing together with professional artists in an meandering march through public spaces.   Although reminiscent of protest marches or freedom rallies, rather than protesting a particular cause or ideology, March Static celebrates humanity, community and society, it's mere existence as a positive force.
Ultimately it was COVID-19 travel restrictions that made pursuing the project in 2020 impossible as Claire Chase, flautist and key collaborator, was unable to travel from New York where she is based. Additionally, the restrictions on mass gatherings and the financial and logistical challenges in such a large scale work have put the project on pause with no real sense of when and how it might be possible to present.   Undeterred, the group are pursuing a proof-of-concept 'indoor' version for August 2021 in partnership with the Australian National Academy of Music.
Collaborators - Thomas Meadowcroft 
Claire Chase 
Kaylie Melville 
Community participants (5-250)
As part of The Impossible Project we have been inviting artists to conceive of, attempt and document an attempt at An Impossible Task or to undertake a conversation with Anna Tregloan where she attempts (the similarly impossible task) of capturing their creative endeavours in sketch form.

In order to communicate a clear musical starting point and refine the composition, which would ultimately be diffused and spread across a large outdoor space, a studio recording of the work was made.  Anna Tregloan listened to this recording while Ughetti described the action of an imagined crowd and musicians.  Tregloan attempted to create a visual representation of this imagined but unrealised project.



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