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Structures (Melbourne, ’66)

Event

Structures (Melbourne, ’66)

  • Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 6pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Tickets: Adult: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Ensemble Density presents Structures (Melbourne, ’66)

1966 was the year Keith Humble returned to Melbourne after a long stay in Europe. The improvisations and graphic scores of mid-1960s were regarded by the conservative elements of the contemporary music scene as being too experimental. Structures presents some of these exciting works, and aims to reproduce the atmosphere that Humble established at the monthly concerts/workshops in the Grainger Museum, where composition was presented as a process rather than a product.

Along with Keith Humble’s collection of raw sonic material in Music for Monuments, Ensemble Density traces the musical experimentation of Melbourne mid-1960s improvising trio Robert Rooney, Barry McKimm and Syd Clayton. Structures recreates an atmosphere that Humble established at workshops in the Grainger Museum, and directed by Charles MacInnes, audience members will be invited to contribute ideas and sounds toward the creation of a new work for performance.

Program

HUMBLE Music for Monuments
ROONEY Second Landscape
McKIMM Folium
MacINNES Gazebosplayed

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ensemble Density

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Featured Australian Works

Folium by Barry McKimm
— performed by Charles MacInnes and Ensemble Density
Music for monuments : electronics by Keith Humble
— performed by Charles MacInnes and Ensemble Density
 Gazebosplayed by Charles MacInnes
 Second Landscape by Robert Rooney

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