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MODART and 25 years of The Song Company by Rhiannon Cook
The Song Company is a rare species: a small, full-time music ensemble. Remarkably, it has managed to survive, in Australia, for 25 years. And even more remarkable is that its success is founded on the exploration of unfamiliar musical territories.
A Compendium of Cage: Whales, Mushrooms and Hymns by Melissa Lesnie
A daylong exploration of John Cage’s unique sound aesthetic makes for a revelatory concert-going experience. The shared vision of Ensemble Offspring and Song Company has yielded an imaginative project, marking the 15 th anniversary of the composer’s death and celebrating the impact of his philosophies on subsequent generations of musicians and artists...
The Song Company's 30 years by Australian Music Centre
The Song Company celebrates its 30th anniversary this Thursday with a concert featuring a composite mass in which each movement is written by a different composer: Graeme Koehne, Ross Edwards, Dan Walker, Stephen Cronin, and Gerard Brophy. The individual components of the mass will be interspersed by brief words from various past participants in The Song Company’s 30-year-history.
Setting Leunig: 'A simple song like a tiny bell' by Drew Crawford
As their last hurrah for 2015 - and the final project for outgoing Artistic Director Roland Peelman after 25 years - The Song Company’s All-Leunig Song Almanac is a typically ambitious undertaking: 12 brand new songs, one for each month of the year and each from a different composer, setting texts by one of Australia’s most popular observers of life, Michael Leunig.
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When the heart is cut or cracked or broken : 'July' from the Song Company's All-Leunig Musical Almanac by Drew Crawford— 31 Oct 15 (Blackheath Uniting Church, NSW)
The Third Station of the Cross : for clarinet in Bb, double bass & percussion by Caroline Szeto— 2013 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
In praise of sandstone : for voices, piano (4 hands) and percussion (6 players) by Elliott Gyger— 22 Mar 12 (New Hall, Sydney Grammar School)
The writer's hand (trios: 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano) by Tristan Coelho— 1 Oct 11 (MODART 2011, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour)
/iu/ (sextets: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) by Annie Hsieh— 1 Oct 11 (Cockatoo Island, NSW)
To keep things reasonable (trios: mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass with chamber ensemble) by David Young— Sep 07 (Carriageworks, Sydney)
One word full of meaning (sextets: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass - with percussion) by Brad Gill— Sep 07 (AMP Building, Sydney)
The last whale (sextets: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass - with chamber ensemble) by Colin Bright— 26 Apr 07 (Totally Huge New Music Festival, Perth)
Waltzing Matilda : for 6-part a capella mixed voices by Ruth McCall— 2007 (Australiana concert series)
Song of songs, op. 67 : for 6 live solo voices, 12 recorded voices with pre-recorded percussion and prepared piano by Barry Hill and Andrew Schultz— May 04 (Sydney Opera House)
Ayo visto : after Johannes Cornago's 'Missa de la mapa mundi' by Natalie Williams— 25 Oct 03 (ModArt 2003 young composers project, Paddington, Sydney)
The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior : an opera in one act for 6 singers & 6 musicians by Colin Bright and Amanda Stewart— Jan 97 (Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney)
Fish tale (sextets: 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass) by Raffæle Marcellino— 1995 (Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney.)
Revelations of Divine Love : for six solo voices SSATBB by Anne Boyd— 9 Sep 94 (St James Church, Sydney)
Bound for South Australia : for SSATBarB a cappella by Elliott Gyger— 27 Jun 93 (Sydney Opera House)
The second coming (trios: tenor, baritone, bass with chamber ensemble) by Elliott Gyger— 9 Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Silk, Opus 47 : for 2 sopranos, vibraphone, bass clarinet, doublebass by Andrew Schultz— 9 Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
4th station : Jesus meets His holy mother : Via crucis Australis (clarinet with vocal ensemble) by Ross Edwards— 9 Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Omaggio alla Pietà (sextets: 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 2 basses, double bass, percussion) by Mary Finsterer— 9 Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Via dolorosa I : salvationi animae Pontii Pilati : Via crucis Australis by Raffæle Marcellino— 9 Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Palindrome: St Veronica (trios: clarinet, percussion, bass guitar) by Andrew Ford— Apr 93 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney)
Upon the dark water : for vocal sextet or six-part choir SSATBB by Stuart Greenbaum— 18 Jul 91 (Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House)
Stony town : for SSATB a cappella or with piano accompaniment by Ross Fiddes— 1984 (Gunnedah and Tamworth, NSW)