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Sounds Absurd  : Ensemble Offspring


Sounds Absurd : Ensemble Offspring

  • Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2010, 8pm
  • Venue: Carriageworks — 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW
  • Tickets: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Sounds Absurd is an out-of-the-ordinary stage event that embraces the physical aspects of music. Ensemble Offspring will be joined by actor Katia Molino and director Carlos Gomes of Theatre Kantanka to showcase the group of outrageous musicians. Cellists Geoffrey Gartner and John Addison will face off in a sonic contest adjudicated by percussionist Claire Edwardes in Match, a work composed by avant-garde trouble-maker Mauricio Kagel. Radical Vinko Globokar will use the half naked body as an instrument in ?Corporel. Whilst Kagel’s Australian ex-student, Moya Henderson, will feature string instruments in nooses. Thierry de Mey’s Musique de Tables explores the sound of six carefully choreographed hands as they dance on a tabletop. Then Jason Noble and Katia Molino will combine sounds and physical gestures in one of Matthew Shlomowitz’s letter pieces described as “arty farty charades” or “duet-tourettes”. Ending on an amusing, if not slightly disturbing note, Jude Weirmeir will leave us struggling to look at cellist Geoffrey Gartner in the same way again….

From the team that brought you the Sizzle events, recently wowing inner city Bowlos, it is music like you’ve never seen or heard before…painful body slapping to upside-down cellos in drag. Sound absurd? You bet! Check out Sounds Absurd as they take the theatrics of music to the extreme in a crazy program sure to entertain.

Featured non-Australian music: Mauricio Kagel, Thierry de Mey, Vinko Globokar, Jude Weirmeir

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9810 4141

Featured Australian Works

Splinter : cello solo (1998) by Stephen Stanfield
— performed by John Addison
The Rinse Cycle by Moya Henderson
— performed by Geoffrey Gartner and John Addison

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