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Kupka's Piano: Tempi Espressivi


Kupka's Piano: Tempi Espressivi

  • Date: Friday, 18 July 2014, 7.30pm
  • Venue: The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts — 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $22 | Concession: $14 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (07) 3872 9000

Event Details

“The time is out of joint” - Shakespeare, ‘Hamlet’

Our experience of speed has changed dramatically since the birth of modernity – trains, factories, cars, planes, internet, fast food – and with it music (the temporal art par excellence) has had to reflect on what it means to depict motion and speed in sound. Unlike the classical era of music making, and unlike the popular music of today, a clear and steady sense of time is not a given in Modernist music. Instead works often jump between different tempos, instrumental lines are stratified across different time-scales, regular pulses are undermined, and this confusion of time itself becomes an expressive dimension of the music. Kupka’s Piano’s third concert in our series ‘Il faut être’ at the Judith Wright explores this modern sense of time in major works from the last two decades along with world premieres from our resident composers, Michael Mathieson-Sandars and Liam Flenady.

Performers: Kupka's Piano sub-trio - Hannah Reardon-Smith, flutes, Alex Raineri, piano, Angus Wilson, percussion

Featured non-Australian music: Beat Furrer: Presto con fuoco // Georges Aperghis: Quatre pièces fébriles // Brian Ferneyhough: Cassandra's Dream Song

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0439 548 920 or by email to hannahreardonsmith@gmail.com

Featured Australian Works

 Character motions by Michael Mathieson-Sandars — World premiere
 Quite Early Morning no. 2 by Liam Flenady — World premiere

Featured artists

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