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A new sun rises - modernist music in Asia


A new sun rises - modernist music in Asia

  • Date: Friday, 8 March 2013, 7.30pm
  • Venue: The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts — 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $20 | Children: $12 | Concession: $12 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0738 729 000

Event Details

Where in the world is Kupka's Piano? In this first performance of our peripatetic four-concert series, we’ll hop from island to island, country to country across Asia and hear the play of Eastern and Western influences in composers from Malaysia, Japan, China, Korea, and of course Australia.

About the ensemble: Taking its name from Bohemian painter František Kupka’s iconic 1909 painting "The Piano Keys", Brisbane-based contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano aims to entice audiences into hearing new sounds, new structures, new musical ideas. This ensemble fills a much-needed place in Brisbane’s music scene, profiling the best and latest from European, Australian and international modern art music.

About the series: Kupka’s Piano are going on a series of expeditions in 2013, seeking out exciting composers of younger generations from around the world. They’ll be exploring new developments and musical concepts, as well as premiering brand new Australian works commissioned especially for this series. Each concert charts a selection of innovative and intriguing international works, linking to Australian compositions both celebrated and obscure.

Performers: Kupka's Piano: Peter Clark (conductor/composer), Hannah Reardon-Smith (flutes), Alex Raineri (piano), Liam Flenady (composer), Michael Mathieson-Sandars (composer), Angus Wilson (percussion), Macarthur Clough (clarinets), and Alethea Coombe (violin). For this performance we will be joined by guest performers Tabatha McFadyen (soprano), Dale Rickert (violoncello), Rebecca Lloyd-Jones and Elizabeth John (percussion).

Featured non-Australian music: Wang Lu: From the Distant Plains II (Aust premiere); Chon Kee Yong: Time Flows (Aust premiere); Guo Wenjing: Parade; Isang Yun: Etude IV for bass flute; Toru Takemitsu: Distance de fée; Toshio Hosokawa: Edi

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0439 548 920 or by email to hannahreardonsmith@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

Alone : violin solo (1976) by Peter Sculthorpe
Digital sheet music sample Quartet: towards the beginning (quartets: clarinet, piano, violin, cello) (2010) by Annie Hsieh
 Stars, not far of by Liam Flenady

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