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Tehillim 2009

Melbourne Recital Centre 31 Sturt St, Southbank, Melbourne

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. Presented by the Melbourne Recital Centre as a part of Walk to ...

Kontakte

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 ...

Thirteen Colours 2009

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 of French music ...

ZODIAC 2009

Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney

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 Musik im Bauch (Music in the ...

Open Music 2009

Blacktown Arts Centre 78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

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 ...