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Dreamers of the Day


Dreamers of the Day

  • Date: Monday, 4 September 2017, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Sydney Opera House - Utzon Room — Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Song Company 2017 program: Concert Four series
  • Tickets: Adults: $65 | Concession: $60 | Under 30: $40 | Student: $20 | Child: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (02) 9250 7777

Event Details

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.

Program includes:

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

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 8272 9500 or by email to mail@song.company

Featured Australian Works

Fiat Lux : vocal ensemble by Alice Chance
— performed by Song Company

Featured artists

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