An infinite number of takes on music making - from the 80s & the 21st Century In how many ways can music be created? This imaginative selection of works celebrates the diversity of contemporary classical music in a program that is enlightening and fun. Renowned Minimalist composer Steve Reich uses loops reminiscent of dance music in his Vermont Counterpoint where a soloist faces off against a prerecorded orchestra of vibraphones and glockenspiels. A tabletop becomes an instrument in a work by Thierry de Mey featuring an intricate choreography of mesmersing dancing hands. Hilarious and entertaining, Hi Hat & Me with its simple repeated patterns and vocalising is a homage to the old school drum beats we all know and love. The musicians don blindfolds to heighten their sense of sound in a piece that needs to be seen to be believed, composed by Ensemble Offspring member Bree van Reyk. Finally, Ablauf proves that 2 boomy bass drums and a squeeky E flat clarinet equals music in an innovative program showing the infinite potential of music making spanning thrity years. Players: Claire Edwardes - Percussion Bree van Reyk - Percussion/Accordian/Drums Jason Noble - Clarinets/Percussion Annette Tesoriero - Director Program:Steve Reich - Vermont Counterpoint (1982 vibraphone, glockenspiel & tape) 10'Thierry de Mey - Musique de Table (1987 trio of dancing hands on tables) 9'Matthew Shlomowitz - Hi Hat & Me (2011 solo hi hat & voice) 5'Bree van Reyk - Blindfold Duet (2010 percussion duo blindfolded) 6'James Humberstone - New Work (2011 trio) 7'Yannis Kyriakides - As they step into the same rivers (2007, 2 instruments & ipod shuffle) 12'Kris Tiner - Ele(jg)y (2010 trio for accordion, clarinet & percussion) 8'Magnus Lindberg - Ablauf (1983/1988 clarinet & 2 bass drums) 11'
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Seymour Centre 29 May, Casula Powerhouse 08 July, Sydney Conservatorium of Music (Jason Noble, Claire Edwardes, Veronique Serret, Andrew Wholley) 02 October, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 25 October