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The Modern Day Saxophone


The Modern Day Saxophone

  • Date: Sunday, 11 August 2013, 3pm
  • Venue: Gryphon Gallery, University of Melbourne — 1888 Building, Gate 8, cnr Grattan & Swanston Sts, Parkville, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

The Modern Day Saxophone will be presented by saxophonists Matt Hinchliffe and Ali Fyffe. It will feature a number of modern works for the saxophone, including two world premieres and three Australian premieres. This concert showcases the saxophone and the varied ways it is used by composers today - as a solo instrument and in various ensembles; pieces of endless notes and pieces of pure sound effects; exploring new colours and languages and reaching back to more traditional material. In keeping with the innovative and international nature of the classical saxophone, this concert will also be streamed live at: http://www.themoderndaysaxophone.com.au

Performers: Ali Fyffe - Saxophones; Matt Hinchliffe - Saxophones; Peter Neville - Percussion; Leigh Harrold - Piano; Kay Zhang - Saxophones; Michellina Chan - Saxophone; Peter Wilson - Piano; Stuart Fisher - Guitar; Katie Clarke - Flute

Featured non-Australian music: Mysterious Morning III by Fuminori Tanada; Grab It! by JacobTV; Hout by Louis Andriessen; Tre Pezzi by Giacinto Scelsi; L'Incandescence de la Bruine by Bruno Mantovani

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0404 440 991 or by email to al.fyffe@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

 Antikythera Mechanism by Andrew Ball — World premiere
 Ari(rang) by Michael Edward Edgerton — Australian premiere
 Decohere by Stephen Andrew Taylor — Australian premiere
 Synthetic Butterflies by Kendra Kestner — Australian premiere

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