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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: Mother Tongue : song cycle for soprano and 15 instruments by Patricia Sykes and Liza Lim, from the CD Singing in Tongues

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.

Works commissioned by Elision Ensemble

Fiddler's crus by Richard David Hames

Driftglass by Chris Dench

Madness in paradise by Theodore Dollarhide

Tarocchi by Liza Lim

Antipathy by Peter Myers

Glimeren by Brendan Colbert

The source within by Dominik Karski

Garden of earthly desire by Liza Lim

Mephisto, op. 41 by Andrew Schultz

After the fire by Michael Whiticker

Let me sing Sonya's lullaby by Julian Yu

On Canaan's happier shore by Andrew Ford

A Dance and a hymn for Alexander Maconochie, Norfolk Island, May 25, 1840 by David Lumsdaine

Phaselus by Gordon Kerry

With seven nailed sorrows by Mark Pollard

The Oresteia by Liza Lim, Barrie Kosky and Liza Lim

Finnian's rant by Richard David Hames

Music for the Adonia by Helen Gifford

The Laird of Drumblair by Michael Barkl

Amulet by Liza Lim

Koto by Liza Lim

Algor by David Young

The alchemical wedding by Liza Lim

Arcturus timespace by Ian Shanahan

Ik(s)land[s] by Chris Dench

Val Camonica pieces: Sarcophagus by David Young

Val Camonica pieces: Inventario by David Young

Rent by David Young

Games of balance by Haydn Reeder

RiverBed by Dominik Karski

Agité II by Brendan Colbert

Ad Parnassum by Michael Whiticker

Motion + form by Dominik Karski

Well of dreams by Liza Lim

Sonorous body by Liza Lim

OverFlow by Dominik Karski

Sphinx by Brendan Colbert

where dust is in their mouths and clay is their food by Luke Paulding

The Source by Dominik Karski

open cluster M45 by Dominik Karski

The Aesthetics of Disappearance by Cat Hope

Creased Impressions on the Imagined Surface of Becoming by Annie Hsieh

Subdue by Jakob Bragg

Ground by Charlie Sdraulig

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

Creased Impressions on the Imagined Surface of Becoming (10+ players: brass, keyboard, percussion, string, woodwind) by Annie Hsieh— 31 May 19 (National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan)

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 Liza Lim and Patricia Sykes— 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)

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

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

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