Dreamers of the Day
From ambiguous start to surprising finish, this fourth program in the 2017 season The Attraction of Opposites sets out to fragment and distort the listener’s experience of slowly waking from sleep, with the focus on changing perceptions of time – at times pulsing and pacy, at others hazy and elusive – with new arrangements of some iconic pieces of Classical music, culminating in a part-minimalist, part-improvisatory soundtrack of four pianos plus electronic and real percussion, a talking clock, and a twilight heroine on a kaleidoscopic ride through states of semi-consciousness, where the stretching of the harmonic rhythm of the final Contrapunctus from J.S.Bach’s Art of Fugue portrays the fluidity of psychological time against the primordial relentlessness of the clock and Time itself.
Alice Chance Fiat Lux
Steve Reich Clapping Music
Handel (arr.) The people that walked in darkness
Stravinsky Otche Nash’/ Pater noster
Handel (arr.) Zadok the Priest extract
J.S. Bach (arr.) W. Swingle Sleepers, awake!
J.S. Bach The Art of Fugue / Contrapunctus XIX
Antony Pitts Anna’s Rapid Eye Movement
Friedrich Filitz Wem in Leidenstagen
Featured non-Australian music: Reich, Handel, Stravinsky, J.S. Bach, Anthony Pitts, Friedrich Filitz
- Performer Song Company
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