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Crashing Through Fences


Crashing Through Fences

  • Date: Saturday, 14 May 2016, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply)

Event Details

Experience urban life through acoustic and electronic sound

Crashing Through Fences brings together the hustle, interaction and moments of calm of urban life through acoustic and electronic sound. Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint builds up and winds down in a jagged and undulating way. Robert Davidson’s new work, City Portraits, orchestrates text on urbanization for speaking pianist.

Timo Andres work is an interplay between glockenspiel and piccolo; the two instruments interact hesitantly at first, then with increasing boldness. At opportune moments, they savagely kick each other.

Griswold’s In Patterns of Shade sets an image of shadows dancing on surfaces, such as one might observe on a windy day in the late afternoon, the shadows of one swaying branch intermingling with the architecture or the shifting clouds, to create a shimmering visual effect.

This concert is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2016.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Press,Play

Steve Reich
Vermont Counterpoint

Robert Davidson
City Portraits (world premiere)

Erik Griswold
In Patterns of Shade

Chris Cerrone

Beat Furrer
Presto con Fuoco

Timo Andres
Crashing Through Fences

Featured non-Australian music: Reich, Furrer, Timo Andres

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

City portraits (solo piano) (2016) by Robert Davidson — World premiere
— performed by Sonya Lifschitz
In patterns of shade : for flute (piccolo / alto flute), percussion, and prepared piano (2011) by Erik Griswold
— performed by Kaylie Melville and Press, Play

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