The London Sinfonietta has been regarded since its inception in 1968 as one of the great contemporary music ensembles of the world. For the 2010 Adelaide Festival, the London Sinfonietta will perform two very special concerts including works specially commissioned by the Adelaide Festival.
Two unique facets of Australian music will feature in this exciting collaboration. The manikay songs performed by the Young Wagilak Group from South-East Arnhem Land form part of the world's oldest continuous musical traditions. These beautiful, rugged songs of time and space will be performed in a setting never before attempted, realised by composer-performer Erkki Veltheim in Tract; the very old side-by-side with the very new. In his new work Glass, John Rodgers has created a concerto for improvising virtuoso Scott Tinkler, recognised as one of the most exciting voices on his instrument. We will also hear new music from the UK: the vibrant pop-influenced Neon by Tansy Davies and The Sinking of the Titanic by minimalist master Gavin Bryars with electronic material by Aphex Twin.
Featured non-Australian music: Bryars, Davies
Further information for this event is available online at the event's website
Featured Australian Works
|Glass by John Rodgers — World premiere|
|Tract by Erkki Veltheim & Young Wagilak Group — World premiere|
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