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panSonus & Friends


panSonus & Friends

  • Date: Thursday, 8 August 2019, 7:00pm
  • Venue: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre — 43 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online

Event Details

This program celebrates the coming together of US and Australian performers and composers, featuring a special collaboration between New York-based experimental duo panSonus (Jon Clancy and Amber Evans) and Melbourne-based musicians Kyla Matsuura-Miller (violin), Adam McMillan (piano), and Aawa White (flute). Jakob Bragg, an alumnus of the University of Melbourne, will have the Australian premiere of "at least so far…" featured on this concert, as well as the Melbourne premiere of Amber Evans’ "Stained Red Heart," commissioned by the Sydney-based Hourglass Ensemble. Also featured are two contrasting works by Princeton, New Jersey-based composers, Juri Seo and Paul Lansky, which focus heavily on the concept of a “meta-instrument” between percussion and other acoustic instruments. A linchpin of the program highlights three movements from the Pulitzer Prize-nominated "IPSA DIXIT" by Kate Soper, one of NYC’s foremost composers and vocalist in the internationally-acclaimed ensemble Wet Ink. John Supko’s poignant and heart-wrenching "this window makes me feel," inspired by Robert Fitterman's poem comprised of thousands of Google search results from the same phrase, rounds out this meeting of two musical worlds. Comprised of New York-based musicians Jon Clancy (Westfield, NJ) and Amber Evans (Brisbane, AUS), panSonus is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to promote and collaborate in the creation of new and experimental works for combinations of voice, percussion, theatre, and electronics, that transcend their respective traditional practices. Through their work, the duo curates uniquely engaging and visceral performance experiences that heighten awareness of corporeal, spacial, and material resonance, and advocates for thoughtful, inclusive, and conceptual programming practices.

Featured non-Australian music: Juri Seo: V; Paul Lansky: Hop; Kate Soper: Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say; Kate Soper: Cipher; Kate Soper: The Crito; John Supko: This window makes me feel

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

'At least so far...' by Jakob Bragg
 Stained Red Heart by Amber Evans

Featured artists

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