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75 Years: A Portrait of Meredith Monk
Oct
23
6:00 pm18:00

75 Years: A Portrait of Meredith Monk

  • Melbourne Recital Centre

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.

Meredith Monk
Backlight 
Gotham Lullaby
Travel Dream Song
Realm Variations

She Speaks: Voice of Nations
Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

She Speaks: Voice of Nations

  • Australian National Academy of Music

In the final instalment of She Speaks, female composition from both Europe and America will be explored. Voice of Nations combines high-energy music from American composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, Anna Clyne and Missy Mazzoli, with the textural explorations 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


Only
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Only

  • Aeso Studio

'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)

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Performers: Tamara Kohler, Michael McNab, Kaylie Melville, Josten Myburgh, Sage Pbbbt

Tickets $5 / $10 at the door

second self
Feb
5
5:00 pm17:00

second self

  • Church of All Nations

'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/The Pied Piper (Victorian Opera Tour)
Oct
15
Nov 15

Cinderella/The Pied Piper (Victorian Opera Tour)

Cinderella- Jules Massenet

The Pied Piper- Richard Mills

Mildura

Thursday 20 October, 7:30pm
Mildura Arts Centre

Warragul

Tuesday 27 October, 11:00am & 7:30pm
West Gippsland Arts Centre

Bendigo

Friday 4 November, 6:00pm & 5 November, 2:00pm
The Capital

Shepparton 

Friday 11 November, 7:30pm
Westside Performing Arts Centre 

Albury/Wodonga

Wednesday 16 November, 7:30pm
Albury Entertainment Centre  

Wunderschön
Oct
8
8:15 pm20:15

Wunderschön

  • Southcombe Park Stadium

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. 

Wundershön

Meow Meow, Plexus and ANUM Alumni Orchestra

songbirdsongs
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

songbirdsongs

  • Brightspace gallery

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.

kammervolk
Jun
18
7:30 pm19:30

kammervolk

  • Carlton Church of All Nations

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” 

The cold earth slept below
Jun
12
5:00 pm17:00

The cold earth slept below

  • Kew Court House

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 & Earle Brown meet Monteverdi & Mahler
May
29
5:00 pm17:00

Morton Feldman & Earle Brown meet Monteverdi & Mahler

  • Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church

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

It Begins: Titan
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

It Begins: Titan

  • Meat Market

Melbourne Philharmonia Project present their inaugural launch concert. 

Kakadu- Peter Sculthorpe

Symphony No.1: The Titan- Gustav Mahler

Imaginarium
Apr
9
7:30 pm19:30

Imaginarium

  • Melba Hall

The University of Melbourne's New Music Studio welcome Rubiks Collective to present the music and animation of Marcus Fjellström. 

Klavierbuch #1 (2015, Australian premiere)

Odboy and Erordog Suite (2009-12)

Alchemist Dances (2012)

Imaginarium (2011, Australian premiere)


International Womens Day Celebration
Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

International Womens Day Celebration

  • Melba Hall

World Premiere of new compositions by Lisa Cheney, Alice Humphries, May Lyon, Jessica Wells and Samantha Wolf. 

All proceeds go towards fundraising for Safe Steps Family Violence Centre. 

Sunset
Dec
19
Dec 20

Sunset

  • Richmond Uniting Church

Why Patterns (1978)- Morton Feldman

New Work (2015)- Michael Bakrncev  

*World Premiere*

things are become new
Nov
28
9:00 pm21:00

things are become new

  • Church of All Nations

things are become new (2014)- Samuel Smith

Steelworks (2006)- Anna Clyne

Odboy and Erordog Chamber Suite (2012)- Marcus Fjellstrom