The acclaimed ELISION ensemble takes to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage with a specially-curated program of new works.
The Festival’s Composer-in-Focus Unsuk Chin wrote her Fantaisie mécanique for the Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain and is predicated on the union of two contradictory concepts: improvisation and predetermined structure. Adi Snir is fascinated by the possibilities for interpretation that are opened up in the spaces left by traces of written composition. Aaron Cassidy’s large-scale work was premiered in 2016 at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music where it dazzled with its unique bubbling, arcing sound world. And Liza Lim’s new work for ELISION is inspired by a residency in Brazil exploring the instruments and works of visionary composer, cellist, philosopher and instrument builder Walter Smetak.
Audiences are welcome and encouraged to join the artists for a post-concert talk in the ground floor foyer.
Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/if-the-gods-came-down-to-earth-dressed-as-cowboys/
Australia's leading new music ensemble presents the world premiere of a major new work, Kiln 2, by visiting U.S. composer Tim McCormack, based on the work of Japanese ceramicist Nishida Jun, alongside works by composers associated with the Conservatorium: Liza Lim, Dominik Karski and Annie Hui-Hsin Sheih.
Where: Melba Hall, University of Melbourne
Bookings and information: https://events.unimelb.edu.au/events/9872-kiln-elison-ensemble