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Kupka's Piano


Kupka's Piano

  • Date: Friday, 11 May 2012, 4pm
  • Venue: Basil Jones Orchestral Hall — Queensland Conservatorium - Griffith University, South Bank, South Brisbane, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Crossbows Festival series

Event Details

The newly formed Brisbane-based contemporary music ensemble, Kupka's Piano, explores intimacy.  It is in the most intimate of settings where things can often become the strangest. Whereas the world of Western Classical or Romantic music often chose to mask the weirdness of close-quarters under the disguise of civility (whether through counterpoint, melody and accompaniment, or homophony), contemporary art music finds numerous ways to present, represent, draw upon, and exploit this innate proclivity for strangeness in small combinations.


    Kaija Saariaho (1952- )  - Oi Kuu (bass flute and cello) 1990 arr. 1993
    György Kurtág (1926- ) -  Antiphona Hirominak  (solo violin) 2003
    Michael Mathieson-Sandars (1989-)  - New work (percussion and voice) 2012 (première)
    Beat Furrer (1954- ) - Invocation III (flute and soprano) 2004
    Peter Clark (1990- ) - New work (violin, clarinet and cello) 2012 (première)
    Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)  - Le Loriot from Catalogue D'Oiseaux  (solo piano) 1964
    Liam Flenady (1987- ) - Toccata-Recitative (solo alto flute) 2011 (première)
    Elliott Carter (1908- ) - Esprit rude/Esprit doux II (flute, clarinet, marimba) 1994


    Peter Clark (conducting/composition)
    Hannah Reardon-Smith (flute)
    Macarthur Clough (clarinet)
    Alethea Coombe (violin)
    Katherine Philp (cello)
    Alex Raineri (piano)
    Angus Wilson (percussion)
    Tabatha McFadyen (soprano)
    Liam Flenady (composition)

Featured non-Australian music: Saariaho, Kurtág, Furrer, Messiaen, Carter

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