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Syzygy Ensemble

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

Random Audio Sample: My feet want to dance but my eyes want to sleep (septets: flute, clarinet, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello) by Brenton Broadstock, from the CD Celebrating twenty years

Articles by and about Syzygy Ensemble

24 Jan 2012 The legacy of a moonstruck clown by Leigh Harrold

The passing of time has simply refused to blunt the visceral impact of Pierrot Lunaire. Arnold Schoenberg’s not-quite-sane settings of German versions of French poems declaimed by an Italian clown continue to send ripples and shivers through the arteries of contemporary music. The work exerts an influence over new Western art music from which today’s performers and composers are never really free...

Works commissioned by Syzygy Ensemble

Music for demons by Katy Abbott

World premieres given by Syzygy Ensemble

Land for All : soprano with ensemble by Deborah Cheetham— 27 May 19 (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, VIC)

Towards Patmos (after Hölderlin) : for mixed quintet by Tom Henry— 7 Oct 18 (Lowland Farm, Macedon, Vic)

After and before : for flute/alto flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, piano, violin, cello by Tim Dargaville— 10 Jul 18 (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

Midnight loon (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) by Caerwen Martin— 15 Oct 17 (Lowland Farm, VIC)

Fragments & Interludes : chamber ensemble by Michael Bakrnčev— 15 Oct 17 (Lowland Farm, VIC)

Fata Morgana : chamber ensemble by Alice Humphries— 15 Oct 17 (Lowland Farm, VIC)

Fragile Notions : chamber ensemble by Jakob Bragg— 15 Oct 17 (Lowland Farm, VIC)

The 7 great inventions of the modern industrial age (dramatic music) by Catherine Prosser, Sally Greenaway and Paul Bissett— 27 Apr 16 (Salon - Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

Syzygy (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) by Brenton Broadstock— 2 Dec 15 (Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

Making signs (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello) by Gordon Kerry— 18 Sep 14 (The Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC)

Fantasia : for clarinet & pianoforte by Andrew Anderson— 21 Aug 11 (Kingston Arts Centre, VIC)

Music for demons : for flute/s, bass clarinet & piano by Katy Abbott— 5 Sep 10 (Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne)

Analysis & Media

- Video: After and before, by Tim Dargaville