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Composing Women with Sydney Symphony Fellows


Composing Women with Sydney Symphony Fellows

  • Date: Friday, 12 October 2018, 5pm
  • Venue: Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Cnr Macquarie St and Bridge St, Sydney, NSW
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will perform new work by the four Composing Women program participants: Peggy Polias, Georgia Scott, Bree van Reyk and Josephine Macken. These new pieces have been workshopped with the ensemble over a week-long creative development period.

Bree van Reyk's piece, Infinity Opposing Eternity, reclaims an 'anonymous' Renaissance motet now attributed to Leonora D'Este combined with a theatrical approach to representing Australia's feminist history. Her work highlights key events in women's political enfranchisement including Julia Gillard's famous 'Misogyny Speech' of 2012. Peggy Polias's Street Sketches looks at urban rhythms and vernacular and folk musical traditions, while Georgia Scott explores the sound world of cinematic and stage music in her piece, Nostalgia. Josephine Macken's Thread Through Porous Ears orchestrates psychoacoustic phenomena and different kinds of sonic disturbance.

The works are scored for sinfonietta-sized chamber orchestra and will be performed by the 13 musicians of the 2018 Sydney Symphony Fellows, on winds, brass, percussion and strings, and conducted by Roger Benedict, Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellowship program.

Featured Australian Works

Infinity Opposing Eternity : chamber orchestra by Bree van Reyk — World premiere
— performed by Sydney Symphony Fellows
Digital sheet music sample Street Sketches : for 13 instruments (2018) by Peggy Polias — World premiere
— performed by Sydney Symphony Fellows
 Nostalgia by Georgia Scott — World premiere
 Thread Through Porous Ears by Josephine Macken — World premiere

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