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This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Topology held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Big decisions : the Whitlam Dismissal, for wind quartet with recorded speech by Robert Davidson, from the CD Big decisions

Articles by and about Topology

Topology and Brophy by Janet McKay

I have to admit that I was surprised at every turn of this Topology concert. I arrived expecting the usual line-up but was instead greeted by new faces and instruments throughout the concert. Only three of the Topology quintet made it onstage (Christa Powell, Rob Davidson and John Babbage), outnumbered by an array of guest players on strings, percussion and oboe. The program presented a stroll through the back catalogue of the chamber music of Brisbane-based composer Gerard Brophy. It was a journey out of Topology's comfort zone, in terms of genre as well as instrumentation, and just the beginning of a fascinating set.

An interview with Robert Davidson by Nicole Canham

'There is something very Brisbane about Topology', claims Robert Davidson. In this short interview, he talks to Nicole Canham about how Topology came to be, and what it means to be an ensemble in residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

Composer & performer news July 2011 by Australian Music Centre

Our regular news bulletin from the composing/performing world - featuring Georges Lentz, Peter Knight, Claire Edwardes, Andrew Ford, Wendy Hiscocks, Stephen Leek, Peter Sculthorpe, and Andrián Pertout, among others.

World premieres given by Topology

Unrepresentative Swill by Robert Davidson and John Babbage— 29 Jul 15 (Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Concert Hall)

Melancholy duty : for SATB choir, chamber ensemble and pre-recorded sound by Robert Davidson— 29 Jul 15 (Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane)

The glare of fire (solo piano) by Robert Davidson— 8 May 14 (Holland Park Bowling Club, QLD)

The gathering : for 3 or more musicians playing any pitched instruments by Robert Davidson— 26 Oct 12 (Brisbane Powerhouse)

Sagarakanyaka by Robert Davidson— 24 Feb 12 (Powerhouse Theatre, QLD)

Eighty (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 21 Oct 10 (Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane)

Vague memories : Brodsky Topology version by Robert Davidson— 8 Aug 10 (Brisbane Powerhouse)

Queensland at home (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 1 Aug 09 (Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD)

Above ground (septets: saxophone, marimba, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 27 Oct 08 (Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD)

From small things grow (sextets: saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello) by Erik Griswold— 22 Apr 06 (PULS8 Festival)

Mirramirratjara : chamber ensemble by Iain Grandage— 21 Apr 06 (Brisbane Powerhouse)

The fastness of forgetting : for chamber ensemble, sound-scape and video projection by Christine McCombe— 15 Oct 04 (The Block, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Circus sweet (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Carla Thackrah— 15 Oct 04 (The Block Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)

Steigung : for alto saxophone, piano, violin, viola & double bass by Brendan Colbert— 2 Jun 01 (Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane)

McLibel : for alto saxophone, violin, viola and double bass with video or audio playback by Robert Davidson— 5 Aug 00 (Sydney Opera House Studio)

Concave/convex : for three or more instruments by Robert Davidson— 28 May 98 (Old Queensland Museum)

Tyalgum : for baritone saxophone, violin, viola, double bass and piano by Robert Davidson— (St Mary's Church, South Brisbane)

Trio for strings (trios: violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— Oct 97 (St Mary's Church, South Brisbane)

Strata : Topology version by Robert Davidson— 1997 (St Mary's Catholic Church, Brisbane)