Ensemble Offspring: Who Dreamed It?
Sep
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Ensemble Offspring: Who Dreamed It?

Dreams, fairytales and fate are the inspiration behind a phantasmagoric concert that might be the soundtrack of a sleeping mind. With US-based Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi showcased at its centre, this suite of surprising and beguiling works will lead the listener down the unmapped byways of the imagination.

Step into the enchanted worlds of Unsuk Chin’s classic 7-part ensemble work Acrostic-Wordplay, an inventive recasting of seven fairytale scenes featuring a weird and wonderful array of instruments including mandolin, harp, antique cymbals and marimba. Be caught up in London-based Australian composer Lisa Illean’s dream-inspired international co-commission Cantor, and bewitched by Irish performer and composer Jennifer Walshe’s wildly irreverent Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere. Also featuring new work by Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh and Anahita Abbasi, Who Dreamed It? will reawaken your senses to the magic of music that knows no boundaries.

PROGRAM

Unsuk Chin – Akrostichon-Wortspiel
Lisa Illean – Cantor (WP)
Jennifer Walshe – Everything you own has been taken to a depot somewhere
Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh – new work (WP)
Anahita Abbasi – new work (WP)

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Marsyas Trio at Three Choirs Festival, Worcester
Jul
26
11:00am11:00am

Marsyas Trio at Three Choirs Festival, Worcester

Echoes of a Distant Land


Franz Joseph Haydn - Trio No. 30 in F major Hob. XV:17
Franz Joseph Haydn - Welsh Songs, for voice & piano trio
Hilary Tann - Llef, for flute & cello
Maurice Ravel - Chansons madécasses, for voice, flute, cello, piano
Hilary Tann In the Theatre of Air (2016 commission by the Marsyas Trio)
Ludwig van Beethoven - Welsh Songs, WoO 155, for voice & piano trio

This programme features works for chamber trio and voice spanning three centuries to the present day, alongside a newly commissioned work by the Welsh composer Hilary Tann. As part of an 18th-century movement to collect folk songs, the best composers of the day were called upon. Haydn was the first ‘continental’ composer to be commissioned for these folk song collections. He wrote over 400 folk song arrangements, 60 of which are settings of Welsh airs. In this case, the poetry was commissioned after the music was composed. Beethoven wrote more for the combination of voice and trio than any other – 179 pieces, almost all of which are in English. Beethoven never visited the British Isles and because of the Napoleonic wars, his manuscripts had to be smuggled in. Ravel’s Madagascan songs touch upon the senses with their raw beauty. Commissioned to write works reflective of countries they had never visited, Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel aptly capture the spirit of those distant lands in these rarely heard vocal works, whilst Hilary Tann’s music remains deeply connected to her native Wales from her current residence in the United States. A close connection with poetry permeates throughout the programme.

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Music of Mystery and Melancholy: Solo Recital at St John's Smith Square
Jun
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

Music of Mystery and Melancholy: Solo Recital at St John's Smith Square

Mystery and Melancholy: Ancient and Contemporary keyboard works by English composers

Zubin Kanga, piano

Dowland – Melancholy Galliard

Thomas Adès – Darknesse Visible

Gibbons – ‘Lord of Salisbury’

David Gorton/Giles Farnaby – Farnaby’s Maske (world premiere)

Purcell – Ground

Michael Finnissy – Z/K

Byrd – Pavan

Morgan Hayes – Pavan and Galliard (world premiere)

Locke – Prelude, Sarabande and Jig

Adam de la Cour – The Virginal Grimoire (world premiere)

Bull – Fantasia

George Benjamin – Shadowlines

Pianist, Zubin Kanga performs English music for the keyboard separated by three centuries: works by great composers of the Elizabethan age alongside works by contemporary English composers who have been inspired by music of past eras.

Works for lute, virginal and harpsichord by John Dowland, Henry Purcell, Orlando Gibbons, William Byrd, John Bull and Matthew Locke and are here transcribed and arranged for the piano. Many living composers draw on the music of earlier centuries: Thomas Adès scatters Dowland across the keyboard in Darknesse Visible, David Gorton imagines discovering a missing work by Giles Farnaby, Morgan Hayes creates a mashup of 17th-century styles, Michael Finnissy draws his inspiration from the earliest experiments with the symphony, Adam de la Cour enacts an ancient magic ritual, and George Benjamin takes the traditional form of the canon and uses it to explore extremes of expression and virtuosity.

 

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840: New Music for Solo Piano at Waterloo Festival
Jun
17
7:30pm 7:30pm

840: New Music for Solo Piano at Waterloo Festival

The Waterloo Festival welcomes experimental music concert series 840, presenting a programme of piano music performed by Australian pianist, Zubin Kanga. 

Four pieces will receive their premières and two will be performed in the UK for the first time. We are proud to première “No.1 2016” by Tim Parkinson, a leading experimental composer whose music has been performed by the ensembles such as Apartment House and London Sinfonietta. “hunt in the forest of ros” by Andrew Hamilton, an Irish composer whose music has been performed at many international festivals including Gaudeamus and HCMF, will be premièred in the UK. 

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PROGRAMME

Laurence Crane – 20th Century Music
Andrew Hamilton – hunt in the forest of ros
Bryn Harrison – Piano Set (Six Miniatures) 
Zubin Kanga – Studies in Portraiture
Kate Moore – Stories for Ocean Shells
Alex Nikiporenko – I Love Nature And Everything Around Me
Tim Parkinson – 2016 No. 1
Nicholas Peters – Cube
Sergei Zagny – Pieces No. 2 & 3

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Zubin Kanga is a renowned pianist who has collaborated with composers such as George Benjamin, Michael Finnssy and Steve Reich and has commissioned more than 80 new works. He has performed at the BBC Proms, London Contemporary Music Festival, Melbourne Festival (Australia), Borealis Festival (Norway) and many others.

840 is a London-based concert series committed to championing new experimental and minimal music, each concert focusing on a particular chamber instrumentation. 

The concert is kindly supported by the Arts Council England, Hinrichsen Foundation and the RVW Trust.

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Time: 7.00pm
Venue: St John’s Waterloo
Tickets: £12/£8

http://eightforty.co.uk/events/170617/

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The Cyborg Hand at City University
Jun
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Cyborg Hand at City University

The Cyborg Hand

Zubin Kanga, piano

Ruaidhri Mannion, multimedia

 

In The Cyborg Hand, pianist, Zubin Kanga presents new works by British, Australian, German and Canadian composers that extend and subvert the body of the performer using immersive multimedia. Drawing on tropes from sci-fi and horror, the recital features motion sensors, warped Ravel, doppelganger pianists, deformed Hitchcock films, drowning pianos, glitch, mutant hands, and retro synth sounds.

Program

Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 (2016) for piano, video and electronics (London premiere)

Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning (2016) for piano and live electronics (UK premiere)

Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, audio and video playback (2011) (London premiere)

Ruaidhri Mannion (UK) – New Work (world premiere)

Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! (2016) for piano, electronics and video (London premiere)

Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Études (2011) for piano, electronics and video (UK premiere)

Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis (2014) for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics

Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary (2016) for piano and electronics (UK premiere)

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Marsyas Trio at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival
May
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

Marsyas Trio at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Ewenny Priory, nr Bridgend

Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm

Program:

Cecilia McDowall Not just a place - Dark memories from an old tango hall 7'

Judith Weir Several Concertos 15'

Hilary Tann In the Theatre of Air World premiere 10'

Chen Yi Night Thoughts 10'

Steph Power and ante World premiere 15'

Elisenda Fábregas Voices of the Rainforest (excerpt) 4'

Six works for flute, cello and piano by six women composers.  Whilst each has a unique musical voice, they are bound together by a strong sense of place – encompassing a Buenos Aires dance hall, the rain forests of Papua New Guinea, the Chinese countryside at night and the landscape of Wales

http://valeofglamorganfestival.org.uk/concerts/marsyas-trio/

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The Cyborg Hand (Berlin)
May
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Cyborg Hand (Berlin)

Cyborg Pianist, presented by Unerhörte Musik, Berlin 

In The Cyborg Hand, acclaimed new music pianist, Zubin Kanga presents new works by British, Australian, German and Canadian composers that extend and subvert the body of the performer using immersive multimedia. Drawing on tropes from sci-fi and horror, the recital features motion sensors, aerial drone footage, doppelganger pianists, deformed Hitchcock films, drowning pianos, glitch, mutant hands, doom metal and retro synth sounds.

Program

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier (2016) for piano, electronics and video (German premiere)

Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning (2016) for piano and live electronics (German premiere)

Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, audio and video playback (2011)

Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 (2016) for piano and electronics (German premiere)

Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! (2016) for piano, electronics and video (German premiere)

Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Études (2011) for piano, electronics and video (German premiere)

Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis (2014) for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (German premiere)

Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary (2016) for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (German premiere)

 

 

 

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Herz Cycle (portrait concert of Kate Moore) at the Orgelpark, Amsterdam
May
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

Herz Cycle (portrait concert of Kate Moore) at the Orgelpark, Amsterdam

Zubin Kanga performs a new version of Bestiary by Kate Moore as well as her major ensemble work, The Dam as part of this portrait concert 

MUSICI
Lies Beijerinck, didgeridoo
Aart Strootman, gitaar
Joe Puglia, viool
Meiyi Lee, percussie
Michaela Riener, stem
Geerten van de Wetering, orgel
Zubin Kanga, piano
Stolz Trio
   Marieke Schut, Engelse hoorn
   Jellantsje de Vries, (alt)viool
   Lidy Blijdorp, cello


PROGRAMMA
Componiste Kate Moore houdt zich intensief bezig met ‘story telling’. Met een programma getiteld Herz Cycle presenteert zij haar ‘episch geluidsverhaal’. 

Foyer om 20u00
Kate Moore (1979)
- Tangible

Zaal om 20u15
Kate Moore
- Herz Cycle
- The Open Road
PAUZE
- Synaesthesia Suite
- Bestiary
- The Dam 

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Ensemble in Process: Americuration (London)
May
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ensemble in Process: Americuration (London)

Ensemble in Process: Americuration

With Zubin KangaMarsyas TrioJonathan RussellSeth Bedford & Maria Fiore Mazzarini
Mon 15 May; Doors – 7:30PM, Music – 8PM
Tickets – £10 / £8 Concessions BUY TICKETS

Formed as a small chamber ensemble at Nonclassical’s annual Battle of the Bands Competition in January of 2016, Ensemble in Process is a unique project dedicated to innovative programming and global networking. Run by artistic director Brian Mark, its goal is to focus on programming cutting edge works by composers who have no untapped resources in the UK, whether they are based in the United States, mainland Europe or countries from other continents.

Emerging and established American composers have been programmed for Ensemble in Process’s debut concert at IKLECTIK on 15 May 2017, featuring Zubin Kanga, Jon Russell and members from the Marsyas Trio.

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Canberra Festival (29 April – 7 May)
Apr
29
to May 7

Canberra Festival (29 April – 7 May)

Performing at Canberra Festival with Ensemble Offspring 

PROGRAM

BLINKY BILL – THE KOALA REVOLUTION!
Dorothy Wall’s The Complete Adventures of Blinky Bill has not been out of print since its first publication in 1933. Mr Tim and Ensemble Offspring bring this children’s classic to life as a musical tale featuring an all-Australian score by Boyd, Edwards, Grainger, Pollard, Sculthorpe and Hindson. For little possums (and their koalas) aged 3-8.

HALF THE SKY – THE SOUND OF THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION
“Women hold up half the sky” refers to an ancient Chinese proverb made famous by Mao Zedong. Award-winning Ensemble Offspring crashes through the glass ceiling withan all-female composer event, featuring music by 2017’s Composer-in-Residence Chen Yi, Kaija Saariaho, Mary Finsterer and others.

THE HARVEST OF ENDURANCE
The Harvest of Endurance is a 50-metre scroll held by the NMA since 1992. Painted in the traditional gong bi style, its 18 panels depict survival and resourcefulness across two centuries of Chinese settlement in Australia. This occasion marks a unique opportunity to view the scroll and hear 18 compositions especially composed, with narration by William Yang. Featuring works by Australian composers Robert Davidson, Anne Boyd, Larry Sitsky, Kim Cunio, Carolyn Szeto and more.

Photo credit (above): Heidrun Lohr

PERFORMANCES

BLINKY BILL

Sunday April 30th 2017, 9:30am National Library of Australia, Parkes ACT

Two fifty minute sessions at 9:30am and repeated at 11am

HALF THE SKY

Wednesday May 3rd 2017, 2:00-4:15pm National Library of Australia, Parkes ACT

135 minute site-specific event, including forum

HARVEST OF ENDURANCE

Thursday May 4th 2017, 6:30-7:50pm National Museum of Australia, 1Lawson Crescent Acton, ACT

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Cyborg Pianist (Brisbane)
Apr
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cyborg Pianist (Brisbane)

Cyborg Pianist at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music


In Cyborg Pianist, new music pianist, Zubin Kanga presents new works by British, Australian, German and Canadian composers that extend and subvert the body of the performer using immersive multimedia. Drawing on tropes from sci-fi and horror, the recital features motion sensors, aerial drone footage, doppelganger pianists, deformed Hitchcock films, drowning pianos, glitch, mutant hands, doom metal and retro synth sounds. 

Bookings: http://queenslandconservatorium.com.au/

Program

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier (2016) for piano, electronics and video
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning (2016) for piano and live electronics
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, audio and video playback (2011) 
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 (2016) for piano and electronics
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! (2016) for piano, electronics and video
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Études (2011) for piano, electronics and video
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis (2014) for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary (2016) for piano and electronics

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Sizzle
Apr
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Sizzle

Sizzle is contemporary classical music at the local bowlo. Now in it’s seventh year, Sizzle has become a fixture in the Inner West arts calendar.

With the usual mix of art-meets-popular culture-meets-family fun, this year promises an all female composer line-up; special guest artists and jazz super-collective, Sirens Big Band; an interactive music installation for contrabass clarinet and ping pong balls by Melbourne-based Aviva Endean; and an eco-friendly instrument-building workshop with a twist for all ages by Liz Jigalin. Add a dash of chaos for good measure! It’s free and family-friendly as usual.

Photo credit (above): Richard Hedger

PERFORMANCES

23 APRIL3:00-5:30pm Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney

PROGRAM

PART 1 – INTERACTIVE GARDENS
Elizabeth Jigalin – Your Ears are Appreciated WP [outdoor interactive instrument building workshop & performance] * presented in association with Reverse Garbage
Aviva Endean – Ping Pong Pop WP [a game piece for spinning contrabass clarinet and ping pong balls] (downstairs on rotation during MainStage performance breaks)

PART 2 – SIRENS BIG BAND + ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING

Ellen Kirkwood – Wonder and Malignance/Rising Tide/Arrived WP 25’

PART 3 – ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING & VERONIQUE SERRET (6 String Electric Violin) 

Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant 6′ (flute/piccolo, bass clarinet, vibraphone)
Pauline Oliveros – Wind Horse 5’ (percussion, clarinet, flute)
Bree van Reyk – Light for the first time WP 9′ (keyboard, flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin)
Ivana Radovanovic – October Morning 7’ (electric violin solo)
Sarah Kirkland-Snider – Pale as Centuries 6’ (keyboard, flute, vibraphone, double bass, clarinet)

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Ensemble Offspring: Arc Electric (Melbourne)
Feb
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ensemble Offspring: Arc Electric (Melbourne)

Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and intriguing as birdcalls and honeybees, horizontality and Renaissance paintings, this is a concert to change the way you think about music.

Hear why Australian composer Liza Lim and acclaimed expats Kate Moore and Melody Eötvös have earned enviable reputations upon the international stage, and discover for yourself the impressive powers of emerging talent Cassie To. Add to this an undisputed classic from Finland’s Kaija Saariaho and the Australian premiere of a work by Estonia’s Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes and you’ll find a global perspective on the state of music today unfolding in your very own backyard.

PROGRAM

Kate Moore – Velvet
Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes – Horizontals
Liza Lim – Turning Dance of the Bee (AP)
Melody Eötvös – Tardigradus (WP)
Cassie To – Avialae
Kaija Saariaho – Cendres

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Ensemble Offspring: Arc Electric (Sydney)
Feb
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Ensemble Offspring: Arc Electric (Sydney)

Drawing inspiration from sources as diverse and intriguing as birdcalls and honeybees, horizontality and Renaissance paintings, this is a concert to change the way you think about music.

Hear why Australian composer Liza Lim and acclaimed expats Kate Moore and Melody Eötvös have earned enviable reputations upon the international stage, and discover for yourself the impressive powers of emerging talent Cassie To. Add to this an undisputed classic from Finland’s Kaija Saariaho and the Australian premiere of a work by Estonia’s Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes and you’ll find a global perspective on the state of music today unfolding in your very own backyard.

PROGRAM

Kate Moore – Velvet
Tatjana Kozlova-Johannes – Horizontals
Liza Lim – Turning Dance of the Bee (AP)
Melody Eötvös – Tardigradus (WP)
Cassie To – Avialae
Kaija Saariaho – Cendres

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Mozart vs Machine
Feb
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Mozart vs Machine

MOZART VS MACHINE

An electronic essay collage opera mashing-up Mozart, electronic sound and video. 

03 FEB 17, 7PM

Folkestone Quarterhouse, Profound Sound - presented by Folkestone Fringe

Mozart vs Machine is a high-octane mash-up of Mozart opera, electronic sound and video projection, bringing some of history’s most iconic artists together in a theatrical sci-fi-gameshow encounter. 

Alone in his Manhattan research laboratory, Raymond Scott, the father of electronic music, is developing a machine to generate random musical patterns. When one of his devices accidentally tears a hole in the universe it distorts time and brings him face to face with classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

What follows is a fantastical journey through ideas of art and ownership, time and music shaken up through unexpected directions and random chance, culminating in a surreal, vaudevillian show trial. All with a little help from film-pioneer Georges Méliès, Lewis Carroll’s logic games, and composers John Cage and J S Bach.

In Mozart vs Machine, composer Dominic Robertson (the artist formerly known as Ergo Phizmiz) pieces together ideas and notes from across history into an irreverent collage of music and theatre that blurs the boundaries of opera and performance art. Think you know Mozart? Think again…

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London Contemporary Music Festival - celebration of Julius Eastman
Dec
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

London Contemporary Music Festival - celebration of Julius Eastman

LCMF returns for 2016, in partnership with Thirty Three Thirty Three, to present the world’s first major overview of Julius Eastman - the American composer and performer whose work in the 1970s and 1980s captivated and transgressed the overlapping circles of the New York avant-garde.

Programme includes Gay Guerilla by Julius Eastman, performed by pianists Zubin Kanga (director), Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys and Eliza McCarthy. 

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London Contemporary Music Festival – celebration of Julius Eastman
Dec
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

London Contemporary Music Festival – celebration of Julius Eastman

LCMF returns for 2016, in partnership with Thirty Three Thirty Three, to present the world’s first major overview of Julius Eastman - the American composer and performer whose work in the 1970s and 1980s captivated and transgressed the overlapping circles of the New York avant-garde.

Programme includes Evil Nigger, performed by pianists Zubin Kanga (director), Rolf Hind, Siwan Rhys and Eliza McCarthy. 

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
Nov
21
12:40pm12:40pm

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Performance in HCMF shorts, showcase concert. 

Zubin Kanga solo piano
Ruaidhri Mannion live electronics

Patrick Nunn Morphosis
Ben Carey _derivations [UK premiere]
Julian Day Dark Twin [World premiere] 

London-based Australian pianist Zubin Kanga performs newly commissioned works by British and Australian composers that extend the piano using electronics. In these works, 3D sensors, interactive semi-AI improvising systems and pitch-bending electronics are used to explore malevolent doppelgängers, hyper-virtuosity and the sonification of the pianist’s body. 
Produced by hcmf//

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Ensemble Offspring – Kontiki Racket
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Ensemble Offspring – Kontiki Racket

Ensemble Offspring’s brand new micro festival of new sounds from around the globe. An expedition of invention from Berlin to Sydney and New York to Perth. A visceral world of living music; sinuous, sculptural and sizzling sounds.

The weekend featured three concerts showcasing five world premieres, a panel discussion with leading ‘global’ music makers and an industry speed dating sessions. We welcomed international guest, composer and sound artist, Juan Felipe Waller (Berlin/Mexico), whose 2014 Noisy Egg commission, Detone Retune, was restaged.

PROGRAM

CONCERT 1

SATURDAY 7:30pm

Iannis Xenakis – Dmaathen
Julia Reidy – Dispersion of Light by Prism (WP)
Holly Harrison – Vibe Rant (WP)*
Bruno Mantovani – L’ere de rien
Tristan Coelho – read write/error*

CONCERT 2 CLUB KONTIKI

SATURDAY 9:30pm

Set 1
Felipe Waller – Crackle box (analogue synth)
Mary Rapp – Electric cello
Julia Reidy – Electric guitar
Veronique Serret – 6 string electric violin
Jason Noble – Harmonium, Bass clarinet

Set 2
Feldman – Three Voices
featuring Sonya Holowell

SPECIAL EVENT 1 INDUSTRY ONE-ON-ONE “SPEED DATING”

SUNDAY 12pm

Mentors: Marcus Whale (multi-genre artist), Caitlin Yeo (film composer), Peggy Polias (Making Waves Podcast/composer), John Davis (CEO Australian Music Centre) and Cameron Lam (Art Music Specialist APRA AMCOS, composer).

SPECIAL EVENT 2 INDUSTRY PANEL “AN AUSTRALIAN VOICE”

SUNDAY 1:30pm

Panel: Claire Edwardes (artistic director, percussion – Sydney), Juan Felipe Waller (composer – Berlin), Zubin Kanga (pianist – London), Roland Peelman (conductor – Sydney/Belgium).

The concept of an Australian “voice” is often a theme in discussing new music at home, but how does this play out in an increasingly global music scene? Leading musicians active in Australia and Europe talk about their experiences as international artists and global citizens, as well as the importance of creating a broad and collaborative context for new art making worldwide.

CONCERT 3

SUNDAY 3pm

Pierre Boulez – Derive 1
James Bradbury – Esolang (WP)
Alex Pozniak – Of things to come (extract) (WP)*
Lachlan Skipworth – Intercurrent (WP)
Fausto Romitelli – Domeniche Alla Perifieria Dellimpero
Juan Felipe Waller – Detone Retune

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Cyborg Pianist (Sydney)
Oct
22
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cyborg Pianist (Sydney)

Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies.  

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”.

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

Program 

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

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Cyborg Pianist (Melbourne Festival)
Oct
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

Cyborg Pianist (Melbourne Festival)

Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies.

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”.

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

 

Program 

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

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Cyborg Pianist (Perth)
Oct
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cyborg Pianist (Perth)

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Cyborg Pianist showcases music at the cutting edge of innovation, extending the body of the pianist to do the seemingly impossible, via a vast range of new technologies. 

It features a range of leading Australian and international composers, all exploring new ways of extending the capabilities of a pianist using interactive multimedia. Patrick Nunn’s Morphosis uses 3D motion sensors attached to the pianists’ hands to shape the electronic sound in a work he describes as “Boulez meets The Matrix”. 

Johannes Kreidler assembles videos of the pianist to create an orchestra of doppelgangers. Nicole Lizeé tunnels into key moments in Alfred Hitchcock's classic films, drawing on DJ techniques to create a series of dreamlike and obsessive studies. Marcus Whale combines doom metal with aerial drone footage to explore remote Australian landscapes. Damien Ricketson pries open and submerges a piano work by Erik Satie in The Day After Drowning. Neil Luck creates a sci-fi vision of the future with mutant pianists. Adam de la Cour inserts the pianist into old hand-transplant-horror films. Finally, Kate Moore’s Bestiary is an electrified virtuoso epic, with the hands and feet of the pianist pushed to their limits.

Program

Marcus Whale (Australia) – Frontier for piano, electronics and video (2016) (World premiere)
Damien Ricketson (Australia) – The Day after Drowning for piano and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)
Johannes Kreidler (Germany) – Study for piano, electronics and video (2011) (Australian premiere)
Neil Luck (UK) – 2018 for piano and electronics (2016) (Australian premiere)
Adam de la Cour (UK) – Transplant the Movie! for piano, electronics and video (2016)  (Australian premiere)
Nicole Lizée (Canada) – Hitchcock Etudes (Australian premiere)
Patrick Nunn (UK) – Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics (2014
Kate Moore (Australia) – Bestiary for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (2016) (World premiere)

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DARK TWIN at Cheltenham Festival, UK
Jul
8
7:30am 7:30am

DARK TWIN at Cheltenham Festival, UK

Cheltenham Festival

Zubin Kanga performs his acclaimed piano and multimedia programme in the UK for the first time, featuring by Stefan Prins, Michel van der Aa, Patrick Nunn, Julian Day, Kate Moore and new works by Adam de la Cour and Neil Luck. 

Zubin Kanga piano / electronics

Stefan Prins Piano Hero No 1 for keyboard, live electronics and live video
Julian Day Dark Twin for piano and electronics (UK premiere)
Neil Luck 2018 for piano and electronics (premiere)
Adam de la Cour Transplant the Movie! for piano and video (premiere)
Michel van der Aa Transit for piano, electronics and video
Patrick Nunn Morphosis for piano, 3D sensors and live electronics
Kate Moore New Work for piano, digital pedals and live electronics (premiere)

Fri 8 Jul 2016 9:30pm - 10:50pm
Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Ladies' College
£12 plus transaction fee*

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The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies (Research Event at RAM)
Jun
24
12:00pm12:00pm

The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies (Research Event at RAM)

The Android Pianist: extending the piano with new technologies
Friday 24th June, 2:30-4:00pm, Piano Gallery, RAM. 


Pianist and Honorary Research Fellow, Dr Zubin Kanga, discusses and performs works that extend the piano using electronics and video. The presentation draws on his research as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Nice and IRCAM over the last two years, examining the interaction between musical gesture and technology through the use of 3D sensors, ‘intelligent’ interactive software, sonic and visual doppelgängers and the creation of new interdisciplinary art forms.

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Sizzle (Ensemble Offspring)
Apr
24
2:30pm 2:30pm

Sizzle (Ensemble Offspring)

Sizzle is contemporary classical music without the formal wear – a place to relax and enjoy new sounds – from art music to pop music and everything in between.

Returning to Petersham Bowlo for our ninth Sizzle, catch modern sounds with a medieval twist, rollicking rhythms for eight instruments by Steve Reich, and interactive whirling music for all ages. Have your ears tickled by an installation of fishing rods, singing bowls and toys. Topped off with electro pop from our local heroes, Paul Mac and Jonny Seymour, join us in the clubhouse for a few bevies and fun musical mash-ups.

PERFORMANCE

Sydney Petersham Bowling Club, 3pm Sunday 24th April FREE

PROGRAM

Steve Reich – Eight Lines
Thomas Meadowcroft – Medieval Rococo (WP)
Damien Ricketson – The Secret Noise (interactive whirlies/dance/clarinet)
Julia Reidy/Mary Rapp Duo (electric guitar/cello)
David Moran Solo (cello/voice)
Paul Mac/Jonny Seymour – Stereogamous (DJ set)
Cor Fuhler – Lady Bell and the Rules of Lawn Bowling (installation)
Private performances

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