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Hue Blanes & Stephen Newton


Hue Blanes & Stephen Newton

  • Date: Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 7pm
  • Venue: Ground Floor Foyer, Melbourne Recital Centre — cnr Southbank Boulevard and Sturt Stree, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2016 series
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

‘Blanes is at his best unadorned at the piano, unfolding his melancholic musical arrangements like origami.’ Beat Magazine.

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Stephen Newton has composed music to the incredibly detailed observant and mimetic poetry of Pulitzer Prize American Modernist William Carlos William’s final work ‘Pictures from Brueghel’. The Poetry was based on ten Sixteenth Century paintings by Pieter Brueghel, a Netherlandish Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant known for his landscapes and peasant scenes. Stephen has created an intimate stark and rhythmic work scored for Double Bass and Voice aiming to bring the drama of the poems and paintings to life.

Melbourne pianist, composer and singer Hue Blanes will perform songs from his latest song cycle World Leaders and the Illuminati; a work of startling intimacy, beauty and virtuosity. Equal parts classical and contemporary, Blanes music features heartbreaking melody, searingly funny observations on life, love and mental health and tragi-comic lyrics brimming with poetry and wit. Blanes is both a master of the piano and a gifted composer and singer.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

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