Synergy Percussion: Xenakis vs Pateras
- Date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 to Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 8pm-9:15pm
- Venue: Carriageworks — 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh, NSW
- Tickets: Adults: $65 | Concession: $45 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136100
Australia's oldest and foremost contemporary music ensemble, Synergy Percussion will provide audiences with an unforgettable experience in April, presenting two ambitious works of an epic scale over two consecutive nights. Celebrating their 40th birthday this year, Synergy Percussion is a world of sound with percussion at its heart. Over four decades of huge cultural change, the group has remained at the forefront of contemporary music, fiercely committed to defying expectations of what percussion music might aptly express.
On April 22 at Carriageworks, the ensemble will tackle Xenakis's impressive work Pleiades. In many ways since its conception in 1978, this work has remained unchallenged as the most ambitious work for percussion ensemble ever written. A sound-world unlike anything before, ears will ring and brains will ache from processing the intricate patterns of the rhythms and sounds, while the audience's eyes will be captivated by the synchronised flurry of movement as the performer's hands dance across their instruments. As a rare treat for audiences, the following evening on April 23, Synergy Percussion will return once more, this time to present the world premiere of Anthony Pateras's Beauty will be amnesiac or will not be at all'.
Anthony is among the most in-demand Australian composers of his generation, having written works for Los Angeles Philharmonic, Richard Tognetti, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Inspired by Xenakis' Pleiades, this masterpiece is considered the most ambitious Australian concert percussion work, and a challenge to the monolith of its inspiration. Members of Synergy Percussion will be dispersed throughout the concert space on platforms, amongst six speakers angled in different directions. The audience will be free to roam below the performance area, ensuring a different acoustic perspective on the piece at any given listening point.
Performers: Synergy Percussion & Anthony Pateras
Featured Australian Works
|Beauty will be amnesiac or will not be at all : percussion ensemble by Anthony Pateras — World premiere|
— performed by Synergy Percussion
- Performer Synergy Percussion
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