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Thirteen Colours Tour


Thirteen Colours Tour

  • Date: Saturday, 21 August 2010, 8pm
  • Venue: The Street Theatre, Canberra — Cnr Childers St and University Avenue, Canberra City, ACT

Event Details

Treize couleurs du soleil couchant by the French composer Tristan Murail is a beautiful sonic metaphor for the setting sun. Like watching a sunset, the work imperceptibly draws the listener through slowly transforming colours of seemingly infinite depth and subtlety.

Murail, together with compatriot Gérard Grisey is credited with establishing an entirely new school of composition called ‘spectral music'. Just as light can be broken into a spectrum of colours, so too a rich sound can be broken into a kaleidoscope of microscopic frequencies.

Given the spectral movements' vast influence in contemporary music world wide, this seminal repertoire is seldom heard in Australia. Ensemble Offspring provides a rare opportunity to hear this unique and engaging music. Features a premiere by Australian composer and violinist and James Cuddeford.

Featured non-Australian music: Kaija Saariaho, Giacinto Scelsi, Claude Vivier, Tristan Murail, GĂ©rard Grisey

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