Grand Pianola Music
- Date: Saturday, 12 March 2011, 7.30pm
- Venue: Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ferry Road Studios — 53 Ferry Road, West End, QLD
- Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246
There are few areas where Elena Kats-Chernin fears to tread. Her Village Idiot, a 14-minute work for electric guitar, harpsichord, strings and percussion, continues her fascination with altered mental states and was composed to accompany an exhibition by schizophrenic artists. Golden Kitsch is simultaneously a post modern "toy symphony" using toy pianos and sleigh bells, an oblique tribute to the spirit of the Viennese waltz and a personal "take" on the morphing of the Viennese symbolist artist Gustav Klimt from avant garde icon to kitsch pop icon.
Featured non-Australian music: Schwantner, Adams
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3833 5000
Featured Australian Works
|Golden kitsch : Percussion concerto (2009) by Elena Kats-Chernin|
— performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Claire Edwardes and Marc Taddei
|Village idiot : full orchestra by Elena Kats-Chernin|
— performed by Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Marc Taddei
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