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BackStage Music - Ashley Bathgate + the music box project


BackStage Music - Ashley Bathgate + the music box project

  • Date: Monday, 28 August 2017, 6:30pm for a 7pm start
  • Venue: Creative Space 99 — 99 Crown Street, East Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Concession: $25 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

On August 28, BackStage Music presents "eloquent new music interpreter" Ashley Bathgate (USA) and local creative music cohort the music box project in back to back sets of living music in a living space. Breaking the mould of a cello's traditional voice, Bang on a Can All Star’s Ashley Bathgate will perform works by frequent collaborator and friend, Kate Moore (Australian composer and recipient of the prestigious 2017 Matthijs Vermeulen Award) alongside new works by US based composers. Opening the night, ‘the music box project’ share music shaped by the visual and visceral with works by Cathy Milliken and Natalie Williams in addition to the premiere of a diptych collaboratively created by the ensemble, inspired by "OPERA + ORNAMENTS" currently on display at Conny Dietzschold Gallery.


the music box project:
Natalie Williams – Vignettes of Paul Klee (Naomi Johson, piccolo and Peter Leung, soprano saxophone ) 10'
Jane Aubourg/Elizabeth Jigalin – ORNAMENTS 4' WP
Joseph Franklin/Joseph Lisk - OPERA 4' WP
Cathy Milliken – Memorial/Traces (12 card pieces for 1-5 instruments) 10 AP


Ashley Bathgate (cello)
Kate Moore – Whoever You are Come Forth 5'
Kate Moore – Stories For Ocean Shells 6'
Fjola Evans – Augun 5'
Emily Cooley – Assemble 10'
Pamela Madsen - Why Women Weep: IT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO REJOIN THE OCEAN 11'
Kate Moore - Velvet 12'
Fay Wang - The Eighth House  9'


* entrance to CreativeSpace99 is via Crown Lane which is at the rear of 99 Crown St Darlinghurst.

^Student Rush tickets to be sold from 6.45pm on the night of the gig if any tickets are available.

Featured non-Australian music: Fjola Evans, Emily Cooley, Pamela Madsen, Fay Wang

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0430 391 234 or by email to info@backstagemusic.com.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Memorial/Traces : conceptual (2011) by Cathy Milliken — Australian premiere
— performed by the music box project
Digital sheet music sample Stories for ocean shells : for cello octet (2000) by Kate Moore
— performed by Ashley Bathgate
Digital sheet music sample Velvet : solo cello and cello octet (2010) by Kate Moore
— performed by Ashley Bathgate
Vignettes of Paul Klee : three sketches for piccolo and soprano saxophone (2010) by Natalie Williams
— performed by the music box project, Peter Leung and Naomi Johnson
 OPERA (2017) by Joseph Franklin and Joseph Lisk — World premiere
 ORNAMENTS (2017) by Jane Aubourg and Elizabeth Jigalin — World premiere

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