ACO2 in Sydney
- Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 1pm
- Venue: Verbrugghen Hall — Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
- Tickets: Entry by gold coin donation - no need to book
Hear highlights from the Vasse Felix program at this lunchtime concert. This concert features the world premiere of a work by Paul Stanhope commissioned by the Creative Music Fund for ACO2.
Paul Stanhope writes:
At the moment the piece has a working title of 'Lamantate' which may or may not end up being the final title. The music plays with various notions of the 'Lamantato' figures found in music of the early baroque period - the descending scales of 'tears' patterns. Alongside this, I am referring to two Jewish Cantillations which are traditional chants from the Old Testament book of Eykhah (Lamentations). One of these chants comes from the Ashkenazi tradition (European) and the other is most likely of Babylonian origin - ie from the Sephardic tradition. In this way, there is a juxtaposition and integration of various traditions and ideas, rather like the melting pot that is contemporary Australia. Eastern and Western sources of music interact in a sort of eclectic counterpoint. Although the 'tears' notion is always in the background the musical sources are approached very abstractly, producing some surprisingly vigorous and energetic music at times and at other times more serene, plaintive and song-like.
Featured non-Australian music: CPE Back, Janacek, Handel
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