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Kupka's Piano : Absent/Almost Absent


Kupka's Piano : Absent/Almost Absent

  • Date: Friday, 28 November 2014, 8pm
  • Venue: The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts — 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
  • Tickets: $22/$14 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (07) 3872 9000

Event Details

Kupka’s Piano perform the last concert in their 2014 series at the Judy, presenting a cutting-edge program of works dwelling on the edges of existence…

“Traditionally, a veil is a device that acts as a mediating force between viewer and object – it creates a ritual space around the object, giving potency to the mystery of its forbidden presence.” So writes Australian composer Liza Lim of her 1999 work Veil, and begs the question of what could be a music of absences, a music of near absences and absent presences, of things hidden to be heard. Alongside enchanting, vanishing works by composers Peter Ablinger, Chikako Morishita, Luke Paulding & Morton Feldman, this concert features Lim’s Veil and a new octet by Ben Marks (ELISION Ensemble).


Liza Lim (b. 1966)  // Veil // 1999
Benjamin Marks (b. 1970) // New work // 2014 (WP)
Peter Ablinger (b. 1959) // Weiss/Weisslich no. 4 // 1992 (AP)
Luke Paulding (b. 1987) // Jupiter Dreaming // 2013
Morton Feldman (1926-1987) // Durations One // 1960
Chikako Morishita (b. 1981) // Lizard (shadow) // 2011 (AP)

Featured non-Australian music: Ablinger, Feldman, Morishita

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Jupiter dreaming by Luke Paulding
— performed by Kupka's Piano
Veil : for flute, bass clarinet, trumpet, violin, violoncello, percussion and piano (1999) by Liza Lim
— performed by Kupka's Piano

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