Rubiks Collective opens the new concert series with musical works composed for Keep Composer’s Weird // Melbourne. Each work has been specifically composed to pair with a craft beer of Two Birds Brewing. Taste the notes and hear the sounds of Golden, Sunset, Taco, Pale and Spring Saison.
The Craft of Sound and Beer will feature new works by Simon Eastwood (NZ), Gabriel Bolaños Chamorro (NI), Joungmin Lee (SKR), Nathan Felix (U.S) and Anthony Dunstan (NL/AUS) - composers of 2017 Keep Composers Weird // Melbourne.
Keep Composer’s Weird // Melbourne is an international composer development program that creates opportunities for composers worldwide to connect and compose for some of the best and most popular Melbourne contemporary classical ensembles.
A concert series exploring relationships between the music of today and Beethoven's sixteen String Quartets.
Solo free improvisation (Jon Rose)
Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Opus 18 No. 1
Chris Pidcock - solo cello
Lachenmann: Pression for a solo cellist
Saariaho: Dolce Torment
The final instalment of She Speaks features music of female composers from both Europe and America. Voice of Nations combines high-energy music from American composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Anna Clyne and Missy Mazzoli, with the textural sounds of Sofia Gubaidulina and Kaija Saariaho.
KIRKLAND SNIDER Daughter of the Waves
SAARIAHO Sept Papillons
CLYNE Fits and Starts
GUBAIDULINA In Croce
MAZZOLI Still life with Avalanche
Monk’s music is intoxicatingly playful, achingly personal and instantly recognisable, exploring the human voice at its most ethereal, acrobatic and startling. Rubiks Collective and Invenio Singers celebrate Monk’s seventy-fifth birthday with a retrospective of her musical output, pairing some of her most recent offerings with beloved works from her early career.
'alone, waiting, barely moving, waiting, a lullaby, a little, too long, to fall asleep, waiting...'
An evening of sound and silence at Aeso Studio. Improvisations and world premieres of low volume works by Josten Myburgh (WA) and Jacob Abela (VIC).
Jacob Abela - new work for flute, percussion and electronics (WP)
Josten Myburgh, Sage Pbbbt, Michael McNab - improv set
Josten Mybugh - 'Only' for glockenspiel and electronics (WP)
Performers: Tamara Kohler, Michael McNab, Kaylie Melville, Josten Myburgh, Sage Pbbbt
Tickets $5 / $10 at the door
'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself, you see.'
In second self, Rubiks Collective takes a journey to the other side of the looking glass, where the boundaries between the public and private, the sane and the mad, the truth and the mask melt away. Who are you, and who do you want to be?
A study of how we understand ourselves and others, second self takes us from the golden age of Hollywood to notorious psychological experiments as identities multiply, transform, evolve, seduce and deceive. Special guest mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean joins Rubiks for this deliriously alluring program, featuring the Australian premieres of works by Jacob TV, David Bird, Anna Clyne and Andy Akiho.
Jacob TV – Able to Be (2005) *Australian Premiere
Missy Mazzoli – A Thousand Tongues (2009) *Australian Premiere
Donnacha Dennehy – Stainless Staining (2007)
David Bird- Series Imposture (2013) * Australian Premiere
Andy Akiho- NO One to kNOW One (2010) * Australian Premiere
Tickets $20/$15 concession
Tickets available here
Cinderella- Jules Massenet
The Pied Piper- Richard Mills
Thursday 20 October, 7:30pm
Mildura Arts Centre
Tuesday 27 October, 11:00am & 7:30pm
West Gippsland Arts Centre
Friday 4 November, 6:00pm & 5 November, 2:00pm
Friday 11 November, 7:30pm
Westside Performing Arts Centre
Wednesday 16 November, 7:30pm
Albury Entertainment Centre
Utilising only the lieder of Schubert and Schumann, esteemed conductor Reinbert de Leeuw has taken the structure of Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and rendered something of exquisite beauty and emotional profundity.
Presented as part of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival.
Meow Meow, Plexus and ANUM Alumni Orchestra
In recognition of the current collisions faced between the natural world and modern technology Rubiks present songbirdsongs, a program comprising of two newly commissioned works for solo instrument and electronics from two of Australia’s most exciting emerging composers, and the Australian premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Luther Adams’ seminal work ‘songbirdsongs’
Adams has spoken at length about the intimate relationship between his music and the landscape of Alaska, where he lived and worked for more than thirty years, and this piece is a study of both birdsong and the spontaneous sounds and rhythms found in nature.
John Luther Adams - songbirdsongs (1974-1980) *Australian Premiere
Jacob Abela – gonzo (I want more from you) (2016) **World Premiere
Chris Williams – among the silent trees (2016) **World Premiere
This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
A meeting point for composers, interpreters, performers, sound artists and scholars. For discovery, learning, networking, exchange and debate, collaboration and- last but not least- invention.
Allison Wright: “Two chapters from the same story”, featuring artwork by Minna Leunig and poetry by Jacob Sutherland
Carolyn Schofield: "Face-Up"
Judd Greenstein: "Clearing, dawn, dance" – Australian premiere
Tilman Robinson: “Orison”
Lachlan Hughes: "Liturgy"
Curtis Reardon: "Glimpses of the path"
Louisa Trewartha: “Thin boundaries”
Rubiks feature as part of the Kew Court House, Future Classic series.
Ave (1987) - Franco Donatoni
Singing in the dead of the night (2008) - Julia Wolfe (Australian Premiere)
Music for Sarah VI (1981) - John Fonville
death speaks (2012) - David Lang (Australian Premiere)
Morton Feldman, Voices and Instruments (1972) chorus and 9 instruments
Claudio Monteverdi, Mass ‘In Illo Tempore’ for six voices (1610) on 10 themes of Nicolas Gombert / Mass for four voices (1650 posth)
Gustav Mahler arr. Gottwald, Remembrance (1880), Primaeval Light (1894), Three Angels Sang (1896)
Earle Brown, Small Pieces for Large Choirs (1969)
Morton Feldman, Voices and Instruments II (1972) 3 voices, flute, 2 cellos and double bass
Franz Liszt arr. Gottwald, Richard Wagner - Venezia (1882) 8-part double choir & instruments
Friedrich Nietzsche arr. Gottwald, Hymn to Life (1882) 6-part choir & instruments