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  • Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017, 7:00pm
  • Venue: The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) and Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) — Stanley Place, South Bank, QLD
  • Tickets: Adults: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

ARGO: INFINITY music for two pianos + large spaces

Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo

expansive, shimmering, ecstatic, contemplative :: infinity invites you to lose track of time, enveloping you in a world awash with vividly coloured sound Inspired by the works of celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama, infinity is a lush meditation on the perpetual, repetitive, reoccurring, and all-encompassing. With the waters of the QAG’s Watermall filled with Kusama’s iconic Narcisuss Garden, a vast instillation of hundreds of floating mirrored spheres, the audience becomes surrounded in sound, with pianos on either side of the waters, featuring Brisbane’s own virtuosi pianists, Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg. Dazzling and transfixing, the night explores various incarnations of musical minimalism, coupled with live-visuals by local filmmaker Paul W. Rankin. The program includes John Adams's “opus-one” foray into minimalism, his powerful piano solo masterpiece Phrygian Gates, an insight into the “pre-minimalist” tendencies of Erik Satie, Connor D’Netto and Ben Heim’s the post-minimal two-piano study of reverb and distance Music for Large Spaces, and a new work for two pianos by Alex Turley.

 PROGRAM Connor D'Netto + Ben Heim – Music for Large Spaces Erik Satie – Gnossiennes (excerpt) John Adams – Phrygian Gates Alex Turley – new commission* live visuals by Paul W. Rankin ^ Australian premiere * World premiere, commissioned by argo in 2017 approx. 70 minutes total running time

Performers: Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo: Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg

Featured non-Australian music: "Phrygian Gates" by John Adams, "Gnossiennes" by Erik Satie

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Kusama's Garden (duos: 2 pianos with electronics) (2017) by Alex Turley — World premiere
— performed by Anna Grinberg and Liam Viney
Digital sheet music sample Music for Large Spaces : piano duo (2016) by Connor D'Netto and Ben Heim
— performed by Anna Grinberg and Liam Viney

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