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Hark the Machine

Published 9th January, 2018 in Concert or Performance
  • Location

    2 Circular Quay West, The Rocks, NSW, 2000, Australia

  • Date

    11th February 2018

  • Time

    All Day

Crunch. Boom. Grind. Ensemble Offspring transforms the Utzon Room with music of today and the sounds of tomorrow. Creak. Groan. Fizz. Like an old machine gradually coming to life, hear the rhythmic drive of American composers David Lang and Annie Gosfield. Pulse, pop, shake. Sounds rooted in jazz emerge from music by pianist and composer, Andrea Keller (2017 Merlyn Myer Music Commission), and Sydney composer Fiona Hill (Noisy Women Commission) transports you to a meditative other-world in a work for sextet so new the ink will still be wet. PROGRAM Fiona Hill – Pentography (World premiere) for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, percussion, piano [10’] Andrea Keller – Love in Solitude for piano, percussion, flute, clarinet + electronics [15′] Thomas Meadowcroft – Medieval Rococo for keyboard, percussion, flute, clarinet + electronics [12’] Annie Gosfield – Cranks & Cactus Needles for flute, piano, violin, cello [6’] David Lang – Cheating, Lying, Stealing for piano, percussion, cello, bass clarinet, and brake drums [10’5] PERFORMERS Georgina Oakes (Hatched Academy Associate Artist) Veronique Serret (violin) Blair Harris (cello) Claire Edwardes (percussion) Jacob Abela (piano) Jason Noble (clarinet) Lamorna Nightingale (flute)

Published 9th January, 2018 in Concert or Performance