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19 November 2019

Australian works at the ISCM 2020 festival in New Zealand


Australian works at the ISCM 2020 festival in New Zealand

[Article updated 2 March 2020 - individual submissions; ELISION concerts.]

Works by Australian composers Stephen Adams and Pedro Alvarez will be included in the ISCM World New Music Days program in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21-30 April 2020. Adams's work Piano in a field of recordings (2014) and Alvarez's Acrisolares (2015) for piccolo flute, tenor saxophone, vibraphone and piano were both selected from the Australian ISCM section's official submission. View the full list of selected works (pdf).

The program will also include a performance of Dominik Karski's work motion + form (2003) for percussion, harp and double bass, submitted individually by the composer. Karski's work will be performed by ELISION Ensemble, whose three concerts at the festival (two in Auckland, one in Christchurch) will also include Liza Lim's works Extinction Events (2017) for large ensemble, and Roda - The living circle (2017) for trumpet; Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh's solo flute work 3.6 (2019) as well as her brand-new work Cumulus (2020) for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano and double bass; and Cat Hope's The Aesthetics of Disappearance (2019) for electric lap-steel guitar, organ, percussion, and three low strings.

Final program will also include some works from the Asian Composers League festival program - this event will take place in Christchurch during the final days of the ISCM festival.

> ISCM World New Music Days 2020 in New Zealand (https://www.iscm2020.nz/)

> International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) (www.iscm.org)



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