Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Natural Order

Ossicle Duo’s debut performance features contemporary art music for trombone and percussion, inspired by interaction and interference with natural systems.

Natural Order is made possible by a CoPP Cultural Development Fund grant.

Adults $25 / Students and City of Port Phillip Residents $15

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Belle Chen's Global Soundscapes

Hamish Upton features as a guest musician in Belle Chen's Global Soundscapes.

An immersive and evocative recreation of locations around the world through classical music, soundscapes, improvisation and perfumes.

From tropical sounds of Java, storms in southern Spain, the spice markets of Istanbul to Buenos Aires, pianist Belle Chen performs works of Ravel, Mompou, Poulenc, Scarlatti, Fazil Say, and Piazzolla amidst manipulated field recordings and improvisation in collaboration with perfumer Nadjib Achaibou and guest musicians.

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Bangsokol - A Requiem for Cambodia
Oct
14
to Oct 15

Bangsokol - A Requiem for Cambodia

From a time of colossal horror springs a work of immense compassion.

It has been almost four decades since the fall of Phnom Penh to the Khmer Rouge. Bangsokol is the first major symphonic work to address this legacy of pain and will premiere at Melbourne Festival before performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Philharmonie de Paris.

The 1970s saw an entire generation of Cambodian artists torn from the world, but in the years since a growing community has formed to bring new expression to a culture still devastated by unimaginable events. The tradition of the requiem is proof that some of the greatest and most uplifting works of art have been born of the darkest events, and Bangsokol joins their number as an extraordinary new work spanning song, film, dance and speech.

Acclaimed filmmaker Rithy Panh and renowned composer Him Sophy are both survivors of the years of massacre, and have gathered an international host of collaborators to produce a work that fuses the traditional bangsokol—a Buddhist rite bringing peace to the dead—with the Western requiem. The result is an unprecedented work that transforms tragedy into hope and carves out a new space in which to heal.

It is a ritual tribute to the more than two million Cambodians murdered, created by an unprecedented team of international collaborators including childhood survivors of the regime.

I will perform the timpani part in this event.

Content from Melbourne Festival Website.

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American Triptych - Jan Williams
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

American Triptych - Jan Williams

  • Australian National Academy of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three of the world’s greatest living percussionists gather in Melbourne to celebrate the centenary of the birth of their compatriot, American composer Lou Harrison. In what is set to be one of the country’s major percussion events of 2017, Steven Schick, William Winant and Jan Williams – each the stuff of musical legend – preside over an inspirational ten days of concerts, talks, masterclasses and events with students and practitioners from around the country.

Throughout American Triptych, Lou Harrison’s unique musical cosmos will be celebrated alongside music by his friends and colleagues of that other great musical tradition; the 20th century American tradition. 

CLICK HERE to view the full American Triptych program of concerts, masterclasses and discussions.

HARRISON Canticle no. 1 for 5 percussionists
HARRISON First Concerto for flute and percussion
FELDMAN Instruments 3
CAGE Double Music
HARRISON Labyrinth no. 3 for 11 percussionists

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American Triptych - William Winant
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

American Triptych - William Winant

  • Australian National Academy of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Three of the world’s greatest living percussionists gather in Melbourne to celebrate the centenary of the birth of their compatriot, American composer Lou Harrison. In what is set to be one of the country’s major musical events of 2017, Steven Schick, William Winant and Jan Williams – each the stuff of musical legend – preside over an inspirational ten days of concerts, talks, masterclasses and events with students and practitioners from around the country.

Throughout American Triptych, Lou Harrison’s unique musical cosmos will be celebrated alongside music by his friends and colleagues of that other great musical tradition; the 20th century American tradition. 

CLICK HERE to view the full American Triptych program of concerts, masterclasses and discussions.

HARRISON Tributes To Charon
COWELL Ostinato Pianissimo
HARRISON Varied Trio
CAGE Four6
HARRISON Concerto for organ and percussion
HARRISON Song of Quetzalcoatl

 

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Sep
2
to Sep 3

Nihilist Cipher

  • Old Fire Station Engine Room (map)
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I will be joining Mauricio Carrasco to perform Vacuum's Vessels at 12pm on Saturday 2nd September, and 3pm Sunday 3rd September.

Mauricio Carrasco’s association with BIFEM goes back to 2012 when he was the first of three recitalists at the Prospectors Day pop-up event. As a BIFEM Associate Artist he has had a fundamental influence on the tone, content and direction of the festival. It is a distinct pleasure to present Mauricio in his newest recital programme at 2017 BIFEM, a charged and powerful hour of 21st century music for guitar by a stellar performer. This programme will be performed twice at 2017 BIFEM.

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Terra Incognita with Ensemble Francaix
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Terra Incognita with Ensemble Francaix

I will join Ensemble for 'Worker's Union' in this not-to-be-missed concert!

The thrill of the unknown captures the hearts of explorers, whether of land or in art. In the final chapter of their Fellowship series, Ensemble Françaix embarks on a journey towards uncharted musical territories, from the distinctly Australian sound-world of Katia Beaugeais to the jazzy cosmopolitan strains of André Previn. The core trio is then joined by ANAM percussionists to perform works by Turkish-German composer Hakan Ulus and Dutch post-minimalist Louis Andriessen that will test the limits of their technique and powers of concentration.

BEAUGEAIS Terra Incognita
PREVIN Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano
ULUS Tariq
ANDRIESSEN Workers Union

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Cage and Zappa
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Cage and Zappa

THE MUSIC
Selections from John Cage’s magical Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, inspired by the composer’s study of Indian philosophy and aesthetic, provide a dreamlike prelude to an evening of virtuosic music for piano, under the fervent direction of Michael Kieran Harvey. The later half of the program opens with keyboard music by Frank Zappa’s 18th century Italian namesake and includes selections from Harvey’s 48 Fugues for Frank, his exhilarating homage to Frank Zappa.

CAGE Sonatas and Interludes - selections
CAGE Amores

Dinner break

FRANCESCO ZAPPA Trio Sonata no. 3
ZAPPA Ruth is Sleeping
ZAPPA The Black Page
HARVEY 48 Fugues for Frank - selections
ZAPPA G-Spot Tornado
ZAPPA Sofa

Content and image from www.anam.com.au

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Music for our Changing Climate
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Music for our Changing Climate

The Carlton Connect Initiative at LAB-14 is proud to present the Ad Lib Collective with their program of new works which invite reflection and discussion about humanity’s response to the changing climate. This hour-long experience moves seamlessly through musical works which flow over an undercurrent of light and sound installations, immersing the audience in a visceral world of melting ice and its implied consequences.

The Ad Lib Collective and the Penny Quartet, invites you to experience this thought-provoking program which was recently workshopped in a residency at the Banff Centre for Creative Arts in Alberta, Canada.

Ad Lib Collective
Thea Rossen (Percussion/Composer)
Jared Yapp (Composer)
Zela Papageorgiou (Percussion)

Penny Quartet
Amy Brookman (violin)
Madeleine Jevons (violin)
Jarrad Mathie (guest cello)
Hamish Upton (percussion)
Giovanni Vinci (Double Bass)

Poetry by Nick Drake

Bar open from 7:30PM

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Perth Day of Percussion 2017

Members of the Ad Lib Collective, Thea Rossen and Hamish Upton will present a lecture demonstration on the music of Steve Reich at this year's WA Day Of Percussion on April 23rd, 2017. Our session is at 10 am in the Callaway Auditorium - University of Western Australia. More info and tickets here 

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The Orchestra Project performs Mahler's Sixth Symphony
Apr
16
to Apr 17

The Orchestra Project performs Mahler's Sixth Symphony

On Sunday 16 April, The Orchestra Project performs Mahler's Symphony no 6 in A minor 'Tragic'. Composed in 1903-4, the symphony has had a profound impact on listeners ever since - Alban Berg went as far as to say that it was the only Sixth Symphony, despite Beethoven's 'Pastoral'! 

This is a rare chance for Melbourne audiences to hear this monumentally powerful work in the glorious acoustic of the South Melbourne Town Hall, home of the Australian National Academy of Music.

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Bell Curve
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Bell Curve

Darebin-based internationally acclaimed percussive arts organisation have created a new composition of significant scale and involving a sophisticated sonic choreography and music works for Victoria's Federation Hand Bells. Twelve independent bell players are installed across a large performance space and are controlled by networked wireless click tracks in a mesmerising performance. Audiences are interspersed amongst the performers experiencing both the intimacy and complex exchange of rhythmic and spatial structures.

Artists

Director and Composer: Eugene Ughetti
Assistant Director: Kaylie Melville
Sound Production Designer: Nick Roux
Producer: Michaela Coventry
Performers: Matthias Schack-Arnott, Kaylie Melville, Louise Devenish, Hamish Upton, Jonathan Griffiths, Michael McNab, Zoe Petch and more…

Further information for this event is available by phone on (03) 8470 8888 or by email to mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au

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