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  • Date: Saturday, 1 October 2011 to Sunday, 2 October 2011, 2:30pm
  • Venue: Cockatoo Island — Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adult $25/ Students $10/ Family (2 adults & 2 children) $50 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 8272 9500

Event Details

This year’s MODART - a gathering of seven emerging composers and The Song Company's six ever-surprising vocalists under the watchful eye of Roland Peelman - will be held at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour at the beginning of October. The MODART initiative, started in 2003 by The Song Company and the Australian Music Centre, has grown in stature and served as a model for emerging composers’ programs around the nation.

This year's seven composers are Leah Barclay (Brisbane), Tristan Coelho (Sydney), Demian Galindo (Mexico), Annie Hsieh (Melbourne), Ekrem Mülayim (Sydney/Istanbul), Timothy Tate (Brisbane) and Alex Van den Broeck (Christchurch, New Zealand).

The two concerts on 1 and 2 October are a culmination of the program which began with initial workshops in May.

Ferry times to the island can be found at: http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/visit/ferries.html

Pack the picnic and BYO. Join us for an afternoon of new vocal music by some of the country’s finest young composers. Rich with Australian history, arrive early and explore the island before the concert.

Further information for this event is available by phone on (02) 8272 9500

Featured Australian Works

/iu/ (sextets: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) (2011) by Annie Hsieh — World premiere
— performed by Song Company
 4 traces for vocal sextet by Timothy Tate — World premiere
 Crossings by Alex van den Broek — World premiere
 Huichol for vocal quintet by Demian Galindo — World premiere
 Mäòë by Ekrem Mülayim — World premiere
 The Writer's Hand for three female voices by Tristan Coelho — World premiere
 Transvergence for six voices and live electronics by Leah Barclay — World premiere

Featured artists

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