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When We Speak


When We Speak

  • Date: Saturday, 1 May 2021, 3pm and 7pm
  • Venue: Metro Arts (Brisbane) — 109 Edward St, Brisbane, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $42 | Children: $35 | Concession: $35 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

When We Speak re-casts our ideas of beauty, gesture and expression through 21st century music-making. Katherine Philp, Principal cellist of Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra performs a solo recital of stunning, recently-written music, where electroacoustic and amplified sound effortlessly melds with film and animation. Lisa Cheney’s When We Speak comments on broader issues surrounding gender inequality. The atmospheric soundscape interweaves the composer’s own musical language, includes Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, as well as the live cellist’s expression and voice.


Simon Steen-Andersen - Study for String Instrument #3
Kaija Saariaho - Sept Papillons
Lisa Cheney - When We Speak
Kate Neal and Sal Cooper - New Work
Roger Smalley - Echo II for cello and two digital delays

Featured non-Australian music: Simon Steen Andersen, Kaija Saariaho

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by email to camerata@camerata.net.au

Featured Australian Works

Echo II : for cello and two digital delays (1978) by Roger Smalley
— performed by Katherine Philp
Old silences : cello by Kate Neal and Sally Cooper — World premiere
— performed by Katherine Philp
Digital sheet music sample When We Speak : for solo cello and electroacoustic track (2016) by Lisa Cheney
— performed by Katherine Philp

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