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Either Or


Either Or

  • Date: Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 7pm
  • Venue: Elder Hall — Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $15 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0409 673 585

Event Details

Soundstream are joined by the remarkable vocal artistry of Allison Bell, in this unique one off Australian appearance in La Plus Forte. An evening of premieres, Either Or is a program that uniquely combines cutting edge electro/acoustic works with the dramatic tonal language of Irish composer Gerald Barry in his work La Plus Forte, based on Strindberg’s The Stronger.

La Plus Forte is a solo opera based on the story of two women who meet in a café; Madame X and Madame Y. As they talk Madame X realises she is talking to her husband’s mistress, what ensues is a remarkable one act operatic monologue by award-winning soprano Allison Bell.

Alongside La Plus Forte, Australian composers Erkki Veltheim, Leah Blankendaal and Cat Hope will be premiering their latest ground breaking works, inspired by the exploration of infants' babbling accompanied by Bach, to distilling sonic sounds through an Ipad, to work inspired by the literature of Maggie Nelson. This program will once again take Adelaide audiences to the leading edge of opera and Australian chamber music.

Featured non-Australian music: La Plus Forte

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0409 673 585 or by email to info@soundstream.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Stella Degradation : for bass clarinet, cello, viola, piano and timpani (2012) by Cat Hope — World premiere
— performed by Soundstream Collective
We were met by ordinary devotion (clarinet with live electronics) by Leah Blankendaal — World premiere
— performed by Mitchell Berick
 The Continuity Hypothesis by Erkki Veltheim

Featured artists

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