Events 2009

Tehillim 2009

Reich's classic work for ensemble and voices

Tehillim

Steve Reich’s Tehillim is an ecstatic celebration on the universal theme of joy and divine love. Featuring living Australian composers Peter Sculthorpe and Damien Ricketson’s works Threnody and In God’s Esperanto, the program is counterbalanced by Reich’s classic Music for Pieces of Wood. Read more

Kontakte

A brief history of electronic music with a unique musical segue

Kontakte Brisbane Power House 2009

A brief history of electronic music beginning with the godfather Karlheinz Stockhausen and his seminal Kontakte and ending with the latest electronic soundworlds of Pimmon with a unique musical segue in the middle. Stockhausen’s seminal work is influential not only for its contribution to the development of a revolutionary new medium of music but also Read more

Thirteen Colours 2009

Exploring colour in music

Thirteen Colours 2010

Treize couleurs du soleil couchant by the French composer Tristan Murail is a beautiful sonic metaphor for the setting sun. Like watching a sunset, the work imperceptibly draws the listener through slowly transforming colours of seemingly infinite depth and subtlety. 

Murail, like Messiaen and Debussy before him, is part of a legacy Read more

Zodiac 2009

Works from a master of 20th century music

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Experience the zodiac through the unique ears of the legendary Karlheinz Stockhausen. Comprised of twelve sublime melodies, Tierkreis (Zodiac) has been described as the Für Elise of Stockhausen due to its immediately memorable and affectionate quality. Tierkreis was originally written for specially-designed music boxes in the children’s theatre piece Read more

Open Music 2009

An inspired call to action

Open Music

Ensemble Offspring contests the very definition of the musical work in a ongoing series of programs celebrating the ‘open’ work. From wild improvisation games to musical scores that look more like modern artworks, Open Music challenges the idea that the musical work is a fixed entity in the imagination of the composer but rather a inspired call to action Read more