The Terminal Quartet was originally conceived by composer/producer Andrew Garton and video artist John Power as a means to define software as instrument, both in an audible and visual context.
Drift Theory is a collaborative composition, each performance entirely unique, each performance influencing the next, exerting notions of drift as it may occur in creative, social and psychological development, both of the performers and the piece itself.
Drift Theory is based on four movements, each defined by a research strand that has at its core, principles of drift that influence the overall direction and outcomes of the subject matter explored.
The word drift is used to define a system having a distribution of events, objects, associations and intentions of individual velocities.
Listen to Drift Theory 01, or download from Betoni.
Drift Theory 02 was broadcast on ABC Classic FM 12 January 2005.
- 2008-07-24 Building an Australian Commons Conference, ccSalon, Brisbane
- 2007-01-26 Invasion Day Festival, Make it up Club, Fitzroy
Andrew Garton, Steve Law, Ash Wednesday, John Grant
- 2006-02-07 Make it up Club, Fitzroy
Andrew Garton, Ollie Olsen, Robert Henke, Ross Bencina, Steve Law, Paul Abad
- 2005-08-22 Art Centre Nabi, Seoul
Andrew Garton, Jin Sangtae, Ryu Hankil, Hong Solme, Choi Soohwan
- 2005-04-19 Make it up Club, Fitzroy
Andrew Garton, Ollie Olsen, Steve Law, John Arthur Grant
Bar Open, Fitzroy, Melbourne
- 2004-07-25 Small Black Box/Liquid Architecture, Brisbane
Andrew Garton, Andy Bagley, Paul Abad, Andrew Kettle
Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane
- 2003-12-18 Drift Theory – Debut performance
Andrew Garton, Steve Law, Paul Abad, Jeremy Yuille
Lambsgo Bar, Fitzroy, Melbourne
- Stereo or 5.1 surround sound system + operator
- Video projector + screen
- 4 x spots hung above each performer