Chopin : remix, recycle, remodel
- Date: Friday, 3 December 2010, 1.30pm
- Venue: Australian Institute of Music — Building B, 1-51 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW
- Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online
An interactive, educational concert of new Australian music for piano, based on Chopin's masterful 24 Preludes Op. 28.
Sydney composer (and AIM teacher) Drew Crawford writes a broad range of music, from opera & ballet to electronic dance music and pop. His Chopin Project is an exciting, multi-stage work inspired by the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederyk Chopin celebrated in 2010. This first part is a 30-minute, 13-movement solo piano work based on Chopin's Preludes - recycling and remixing these materials to create a challenging, fascinating, seductive and compelling large-scale work.
Performed by Zubin Kanga (2010 Michael Kieran Harvey Scholarship winner) - this concert is a unique opportunity for NSW HSC Music 2 & Music Extension students to engage with recent Australian composition in the context of a study of music of the nineteenth century, making it ideal for music students studying in years 11 & 12 in 2011.
The paradox of powerful, computer-aided compositional tools is that seemingly limitless possibilities often become a barrier to creativity. Following the performance, Drew will discuss in detail how some of his Chopin pieces were written, and deal specifically with how to limit your choices in order to compose more creatively and effectively with a focus on the practicalities of composition.
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9219 5444
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