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4 Jun 2009 Ensemble Offspring - Thirteen Colours by Phil Vendy
Ensemble Offspring opened the New Music Network 2009 season on the first wintry night of the year, presenting a memorable program of five works that banished all thoughts of being cold and wet. Their program was an enlightening and transporting one, free of the familiar or predictable, which held the audience attentive in silent concentration throughout. The music came from two Australian composers, Bozidar Kos and Christopher Tonkin; two French, linguist-turned-composer Tristan Murail and the late Gérard Grisey; and one American, John Luther Adams...
23 Jul 2009 TRIOZ: Pathos and Poetry by Phil Vendy
Kathryn Selby brought her friends and her music north of Sydney Harbour on a bright, sunny midwinter’s afternoon, but her first act on stepping out in front of the audience was verbal rather than musical. She told of the legend woven by Elena Kats-Chernin into The Spirit and the Maiden, and gently teased her listeners as to whether she would end on a melancholic note or an uplifting one. The composer had both moods to offer in the one piece.
7 Aug 2009 Zubin Kanga & Crush by Phil Vendy
In the beginning was the Steinway, with the stage all to itself, no more suspecting what it was about to be called on to do than anyone in the audience. This was set to be a piano recital, yes? Well, yes, with a lot of 'no' mixed in. The days of the piano having any more secrets to keep to itself are numbered. In this performance, Zubin Kanga dissected his representative Steinway with a ruthless clinicism that left the near-capacity audience with little to do at the end save shake their heads, and applaud.
23 Nov 2009 Continuum Sax: Winterscenario by Phil Vendy
The idea of how this ensemble regards itself as a 'continuum' was clear the moment the performance started, with an early example of spectral music. This one, Quatuor, was written by one of the movement’s architects, Hugues Dufourt...
17 Dec 2009 Stations of Creation by Phil Vendy
Stations of Creation is an ambitious project by St Ives Uniting Church to adapt the traditional art forms comprising the fourteen Stations of the Cross, a series of paintings and carvings depicting incidents in the passage of Jesus to his crucifixion. The intention is that St Ives can find in this a new way for people to approach Christmas, station by station, using contemporary music as their markers, instead of visual artworks, on a journey through what is involved in creation...