Topology Concert for Maleny Autumn Festival
- Date: Saturday, 2 April 2011, 7.30pm
- Venue: Maleny Community Centre — between Maple St and Bicentenary Lane, Maleny, QLD
- Tickets: Adults: $40 / $35 (Maleny Arts Council members); Students $15 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0754 942 708
A quintet that combines jazz-tinged indie with Michael Nyman-like pulsing rhythms, Topology is one of Australia’s leading ensembles. A distinctively down-to-earth, unstarched mix of the highly calculated and the spontaneous, the band is an institution in their hometown of Brisbane but also an internationally acclaimed act, their praises sung by everyone from Michael Nyman, Steve Reich and Ross Edwards to John Adams and Terry Riley.
Together in the same line-up for 14 years now, the group have worked and collaborated with everyone from Geoffrey Rush and Savage Garden to Katie Noonan, Tyron Noonan, the Kransky Sisters, the Brodsky Quartet, William Barton, Kate Miller-Heidke and electro-pop group Full Fathom Five - a wide spectrum of artists from many genres. Their energetic, full-blooded sound has seen them perform everywhere from Canada to Indonesia and for the first time later this year, Singapore and Europe with plans to tour India next year.
Continually developing new work, they have been the ‘resident ensemble’ at the internationally renowned Brisbane Powerhouse since 2008. Live - Topology are about connecting with their audience, each show presenting a new twist or idea, new works and new collaborations. It’s this inventive and fresh approach, exuberance and accessibility, that has seen Topology develop such a wide fan base. As bass player Robert Davidson puts it, 'we’re like Cooper's pale ale, rather than champagne'.
Performers: TOPOLOGY, Robert Davidson (double bass), Christa Powell (violin), John Babbage (saxophone), Bernard Hoey (viola), Kylie Davidson (piano). Brett Cheney, technician.
Featured Australian Works
|Exterior by Robert Davidson|
— performed by Topology
|Difference Engine by John Babbage|
|x174 by John Babbage|
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