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Elision Ensemble

This is a stub entry only — it provides links to other resources by and about Elision Ensemble held in our catalogue.

Random Audio Sample: Djurunga : for bass clarinet and marimba by Richard David Hames, from the CD After the fire

Articles by and about Elision Ensemble

24 Oct 2008 The Navigator at Melbourne International Festival by Anni Heino

I approached Liza Lim’s opera The Navigator with a certain amount of trepidation. This had to do with my slightly complex relationship with her earlier opera Yuè ling jié (Moon Spirit Feasting, 1999). It wasn’t the certain uncompromising nature of Lim’s compositional style, as I tend to feel that Lim’s work is yet another, convincing proof of the fact that an original voice makes all debates about audience accessibility seem irrelevant. . .

4 Dec 2008 Elision Ensemble in London by Michael Hooper

Musicologist and performer Michael Hooper recently went to the Ricordi: Beyond 200 concert in London, and came out wanting to share his impressions with the rest of the world. Resonate publishes his thoughts on Liza Lim's music and Richard Haynes's virtuosity along with a number links to media coverage of Elision Ensemble's concert in London.

24 Jun 2009 The Navigator in Moscow and Paris by Australian Music Centre

Liza Lim's and Patricia Sykes's opera The Navigator will receive its European premiere this week in Moscow, Russia, as part of the 8th Chekhov International Theatre Festival. Later in 2009, The Navigator will be performed in France as part of the Festival d'automne à Paris...

13 Aug 2009 Elision in Session by Mark Viggiani

The ensemble Elision has been focussed internationally for most of its existence, having long moved beyond its humble beginnings at the Victorian College of the Arts in the late 1980s. A welcome and all too rare appearance here saw them present what was effectively two programs to a sympathetic and encouragingly sized audience.

10 Jun 2010 Composer and performer notes June 2010 by Australian Music Centre

Our regular news bulletin from the composing/performing world.

19 Dec 2011 Composer & performer news December 2011 by Australian Music Centre

Our news bulletin from the composing/performing world - featuring Christine McCombe, Ruth Lee Martin, Jonathan Little, Peter Knight, Mark Pollard, Kristian Ireland, Robin Fox, Paul Stanhope, and many others.

13 Mar 2014 ELISION: nomads on an aesthetic journey by Louis Garrick

Established in Melbourne in 1986 but nowadays nomadic, new music ensemble ELISION has built a presence as one of the world's important voices in new music, and is featured regularly in major festivals and new music programs across the globe. The ensemble's aesthetic lies at the complex and virtuosic end of the contemporary classical spectrum, resolutely international in focus.

As part of a tour of three Australian cities, ELISION is currently in Adelaide, performs in Melbourne on 17 March before travelling to Sydney for two shows at Carriageworks.on 18-19 March. Carriageworks new music curator Louis Garrick interviewed ELISION's artistic director Daryl Buckley.

7 Jun 2021 ELISION ensemble: Performance Series  by Charlie Sdraulig

Charlie Sdraulig introduces ELISION's Performance Series, a collection of videos featuring artists and composers closely connected with the ensemble. One important function of this series has been to support the artistic connection within ELISION's circle during times of isolation - as well as producing artistic results of the highest degree.

World premieres given by Elision Ensemble

Quattro frammenti : chamber ensemble by Chris Dench

Gremlin : trumpet solo by Samantha Wolf— 30 Jul 19 (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, VIC)

subdue : clarinet solo by Jakob Bragg— 30 Jul 19 (The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, VIC)

How forests think : for sheng and ensemble by Liza Lim— 3 Sep 16 (The Capital, Bendigo, VIC)

where dust is in their mouths and clay is their food : for flugelhorn, trombone and percussion by Luke Paulding— 1 Feb 13 (National University of Singapore)

Invisibility : cello solo by Liza Lim— 26 Nov 09 (St Paul's Hall (Huddersfield), United Kingdom)

The Flesh is the grammar by Robert Dahm— 28 Jul 09 (Iwaki Auditorium, VIC)

Sphinx : large chamber ensemble by Brendan Colbert— 9 Aug 08 (Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne)

Navigator (chamber opera) by Patricia Sykes and Liza Lim— 29 Jul 08 (Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Brisbane)

entangled : for trombone and violoncello by Dominik Karski— 13 Jul 08 (Government House, Sydney)

OverFlow : for oboe, trumpet/piccolo trumpet, trombone and percussion by Dominik Karski— 26 May 07

The source within : for piano soloist and three instrumental groups by Dominik Karski— 26 May 07 (Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, live broadcast on ABC Classic FM)

Motion + form : for percussion, harp and double bass by Dominik Karski— 22 Jan 05 (Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Centre, Melbourne)

Yuè lìng jié : ritual street opera in 7 parts by Beth Yahp and Liza Lim— 15 Mar 00 (Adelaide Festival)

Val Camonica pieces: Inventario : for 15 instruments by David Young— 1 Oct 99 (University of Queensland, Brisbane)

Val Camonica pieces: Sarcophagus : for string octet by David Young— 1 Oct 99 ( University of Queensland, Brisbane)

Garden of earthly desire : 11 instruments by Liza Lim— Oct 98 (Montsalvat, Melbourne, in conjunction with a theatrical production by Handspan Visual Theatre.)

Ik(s)land[s] : archipelago for mezzo-soprano and six players by Chris Dench— 9 Jul 98 (Brisbane Courthouse)

Algor (trios: clarinet, marimba, viola) by David Young— Oct 97 (World Music Days, Seoul, South Korea)

Rent : an opening in the clouds by David Young— Oct 97 (Brisbane Festival)

The alchemical wedding : for 22 instruments by Liza Lim— 30 Oct 96 (Melbourne International Festival)

Koto (octets: flute, oboe, flugelhorn, percussion, koto, viola, 2 cellos) by Liza Lim— 30 Jul 94

Scant (duos: guitar, cello) by David Young— Jul 94 (University of New South Wales)

Games of balance : harp solo by Haydn Reeder— 1 Jul 92 (Melba Hall, University of Melbourne)

Glimeren : for piccolo, guitar, celesta, violin and viola by Brendan Colbert— 17 Nov 91 (Festival di Musica Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy.)

Mephisto, op. 41 : for flute (doubling alto flute), B flat clarinet, guitar, violin, viola, double bass by Andrew Schultz— 21 Aug 91 (Melba Hall, University of Melbourne)

Driftglass : for solo percussion and five amplified instruments by Chris Dench— 17 Mar 91 (Beckett Theatre, Melbourne)

Altered states (quartets: percussion, mandolin, guitar, harpsichord) by Brendan Colbert— 28 Aug 88 (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne)

The Laird of Drumblair (septets: clarinet, percussion, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, double bass) by Michael Barkl— 14 Feb 88 (Church of All Nations, Carlton Victoria)

Sanity in hell (quartets: marimba, violin, viola, double bass) by Rosalie Bonighton— 30 Jul 87 (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

Murderers of calm (septets: bass clarinet, percussion, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, double bass) by Brendan Colbert— 12 Feb 87 (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.)

Moonlight over undulating ground (septets: clarinet, percussion, mandolin, guitar, violin, viola, double bass) by Rosalie Bonighton— 3 Oct 86 (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

Phaselus : for percussion, violin, viola, bass clarinet, guitar, mandolin by Gordon Kerry— Aug 86 (Trinity College Chapel)

Analysis & Media

- Video: Liza Lim's "Songs found in dream" (2005) performed by ELISION ensemble

- Video: Sum over histories (Part 2) by Chris Dench

- Video: Sum over histories (Part 1) by Chris Dench

- Article: ELISION: transference — Liza Lim
by Jennie Gottschalk
Liza Lim in an interview about shimmer.

- Video: How forests think - trailer

- Video: How forests think - Liza Lim interview

- Video: Creased impressions on the surface of becoming, by Annie Hsieh