Brawny punk energy and electrifying sonic images abound in Fuel, Julia Wolfe’s multi-media collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison, which explores the global implications of the fossil fuel economy.
Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto, a concert work based on the composer’s Academy Award-winning score to Ang Lee’s martial arts epic, provides an exquisite contrast with poignant themes unfurling over six movements, connected by a glorious cello cadenza.
The Light, Phillip Glass’ first full scoring for symphony orchestra, is a hypnotic, continually evolving reflection on the way great moments of clarity can metaphorically ‘illuminate’ intellectual and scientific endeavour. Its starting point: the famous 1887 Michelson-Morley Experiment, in which American physicists determined the velocity of the speed of light, setting the scene for Einstein’s Theory of Relativity.
This concert will also include a new work by Alexander Garsden commissioned as part of the MSO’s Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program.
Featured non-Australian music: Wolfe, Tan Dun, Glass
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Featured Australian Works
|Faculties Intact (con tutta forza) by Alexander Garsden — World premiere|
- New work by Alexander Garsden
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