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Random Audio Sample: Chop chop (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by John Babbage, from the CD Big decisions
Articles by and about Topology
19 Nov 2008 Topology and Brophy by Janet McKay
I have to admit that I was surprised at every turn of this Topology concert. I arrived expecting the usual line-up but was instead greeted by new faces and instruments throughout the concert. Only three of the Topology quintet made it onstage (Christa Powell, Rob Davidson and John Babbage), outnumbered by an array of guest players on strings, percussion and oboe. The program presented a stroll through the back catalogue of the chamber music of Brisbane-based composer Gerard Brophy. It was a journey out of Topology's comfort zone, in terms of genre as well as instrumentation, and just the beginning of a fascinating set.
10 Jun 2009 An interview with Robert Davidson by Nicole Canham
'There is something very Brisbane about Topology', claims Robert Davidson. In this short interview, he talks to Nicole Canham about how Topology came to be, and what it means to be an ensemble in residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
26 Jul 2011 Composer & performer news July 2011 by Australian Music Centre
Our regular news bulletin from the composing/performing world - featuring Georges Lentz, Peter Knight, Claire Edwardes, Andrew Ford, Wendy Hiscocks, Stephen Leek, Peter Sculthorpe, and Andrián Pertout, among others.
Works commissioned by Topology
Works commissioned and written for Topology
CDs, Books and Kits featuring Topology
Events featuring Topology
21 Sep 2019 QLD: Three
9 Dec 2017 QLD: Topology@Twenty
2 Dec 2017 QLD: Topology@Twenty
World premieres given by Topology
Melancholy duty : for SATB choir, chamber ensemble and pre-recorded sound by Robert Davidson— 29 Jul 15 (Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane)
Love Stories : Scene Three (quintets: saxophone, guitar, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 23 Jul 15 (Queensland Music Festival, New Farm Cinema, Brisbane QLD)
The gathering : for 3 or more musicians playing any pitched instruments by Robert Davidson— 26 Oct 12 (Brisbane Powerhouse)
Eighty (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 21 Oct 10 (Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane)
Queensland at home (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 2 Aug 09 (Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD)
Queensland at home (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 1 Aug 09 (Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD)
Above ground (septets: saxophone, marimba, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 27 Oct 08 (Brisbane Powerhouse, QLD)
From small things grow (sextets: saxophone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello) by Erik Griswold— 22 Apr 06 (PULS8 Festival)
The fastness of forgetting : for chamber ensemble, sound-scape and video projection by Christine McCombe— 15 Oct 04 (The Block, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)
Circus sweet (quintets: saxophone, piano, violin, viola, double bass) by Carla Thackrah— 15 Oct 04 (The Block Theatre, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)
Black to grey (quintets: clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello ) by Robert Davidson— 15 Nov 01 (Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse)
Steigung : for alto saxophone, piano, violin, viola & double bass by Brendan Colbert— 2 Jun 01 (Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane)
McLibel : for alto saxophone, violin, viola and double bass with video or audio playback by Robert Davidson— 5 Aug 00 (Sydney Opera House Studio)
Entrance (quartets: saxophone, piano, violin, double bass) by Robert Davidson— 14 Mar 98 (The Old Queensland Museum, Brisbane)
Tyalgum : for baritone saxophone, violin, viola, double bass and piano by Robert Davidson— (St Mary's Church, South Brisbane)
Trio for strings : for violin, viola and double bass by Robert Davidson— Oct 97 (St Mary's Church, South Brisbane)