1 Powerhouse Road, Liverpool, NSW, 2170, Australia
12th January 2019 to 13th January 2019
Ensemble Offspring, Casula Powerhouse and Sydney Festival present three celebrated international art music ensembles – Ensemble Offspring (Sydney), International Contemporary Ensemble (New York/Chicago) and Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) – performing a surround sound concert in the vast Casula Powerhouse turbine hall. Experience the work of expatriate Australian composers Kate Moore and Natasha Anderson, performed with amplified classical instruments and electronics inside a decommissioned power plant. Kate Moore’s award-winning industrial chamber composition The Dam showcases her inimitable swirling rhythmic sound world, while Anderson’s experimental ensemble work Suppression uses spatialised electronics, processed samples and live instruments to create a soundscape of refracted sonic mirrors. Opening the performance is choral composer Alice Chance’s communal sound art project Audience Choir.