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Syzygy Ensemble - Chronos : The God of Time

Event

Syzygy Ensemble - Chronos : The God of Time

  • Date: Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 6-7pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre — Cnr Southbank Boulevard & Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adults: $38 | Concession: $28 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Exploring the notions of time

Throughout history, time has been viewed as both a forward arrow and as a circle forever tracing over itself. This concert explores both these notions respectively through Wesley-Smith’s D.B which constantly transforms its material without ever repeating it, and Maxwell Davies’s Fantasia on a Ground which relies on the constant repetition of a bass-line for its power (and humour). Most impressive of all though, is Berg’s concept of ‘mirrored-time’ in his Adagio – in the middle of the piece a clock chimes midnight and time briefly stands still, before the whole piece runs backwards, creating a 10-minute-long palindrome.

Program George Friedrich Haas: Tria ex Uno
Martin Wesley-Smith: D.B.
Alban Berg: Adagio (after the Chamber Symphony)
Thomas Ades: 4 Court Studies from ‘The Tempest’
Peter Maxwell Davies: Fantasia on a Ground and Two Pavanes

Syzygy Ensemble: Leigh Harrold - piano, Blair Harris - cello, Jenny Khafagi - violin, Laila Engle - flutes, Robin Henry - clarinet guest, - Daniel Richardson - percussion

Featured non-Australian music: George Friedrich Haas: Tria ex Uno, Alban Berg: Adagio (after the Chamber Symphony),Thomas Ades: 4 Court Studies from ‘The Tempest’, Peter Maxwell Davies: Fantasia on a Ground and Two Pavanes

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

Featured Australian Works

Db (quartets: flute, clarinet, piano, cello) (1991) by Martin Wesley-Smith
— performed by Syzygy Ensemble

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