Rust In The Wheat
- Date: Sunday, 5 July 2015, 3:00pm
- Venue: Abbotsford Convent — 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: 20 | Children: 10 | Concession: 15 — Tickets can be purchased online
Rust In The Wheat, a part of the New Music Network Inc. 2015 Mini-Series, is a confluence of acoustic and electronic sound. For one evening only at the Abbotsford Convent’s Oratory, XN (Stuart Fisher and Ryan Williams) and Matthew Horsley will perform a program of new music by Australian and international composers on an eclectic array of old and new instruments. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Matthew Horsley specialises in the uilleann pipes, a bellows-blown bagpipe iconic to Irish traditional music. He will present two works that he has commissioned from emerging Australian composers Jeanette Olivia Little and Luke Paulding, that use electronic sounds and processes to relocate the uilleann pipes into new sonic spaces. These will be coupled with the world premiere of Matthew Horsley’s own composition Rust In The Wheat, based on the sinuous apocalyptic prose of Ned Kelly’s Jerilderie Letter. XN, a new collaboration between guitarist Stuart Fisher and blockflutist Ryan Williams, will present an exciting program of diverse sonic landscapes, interweaving the sounds and textures of a range of guitars and recorders through a complex array of live electronics. The set will feature two new semi-improvised works by XN which go beyond the standard technical capabilities of the instruments and then take another step into the sonic unknown through electronic manipulation. Also to be featured will be two European works which highlight contrasting aspects of the ensemble’s capabilities.
Featured non-Australian music: Panayiotis Kokoras- Soundboarding, Antti Auvinen - Nulla Sallus
- New work by Luke Paulding
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