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Elision Ensemble


Elision Ensemble

  • Date: Friday, 15 July 2011, 6pm
  • Venue: St Andrew Holborn — London, United Kingdom
  • Tickets: Adults: $10 | Children: $10 | Concession: $10 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Australia’s foremost international contemporary music ensemble, Elision, perform a programme almost exclusively given over to a celebration of love, doom and music influenced by the Australian continent and its inhabitants.

David Lumsdaine, 80 this year, is a major figure known as much for his remarkable recordings of the music from the natural world as for his concert compositions, and is represented here by his colourful Kangaroo Hunt. The music of Liza Lim and Michael Finnissy draw upon Australian aboriginal themes and aesthetics.  Percy Grainger’s 'Random Round', described by the composer himself as ‘an experiment in concerted partial improvisation’, embraces an earlier period of Australian invention.  John Rodgers, keen to reconceive instruments and their use is represented by 'Amor' - a duo for conjoined flute and oboe highlighting the plight of two lovers whose tale is told by Dante. Caught and killed in the act of adultery they are physically inseparable and melded forever in one of the outer circles of hell.

Featured non-Australian music: Michael Finnissy - Aijal

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

Featured Australian Works

Amor by John Rodgers
— performed by Elision Ensemble
Invisibility : cello solo (2009) by Liza Lim
— performed by Elision Ensemble
Kangaroo hunt : percussion with piano (1971) by David Lumsdaine
— performed by Elision Ensemble
Random round : flexible instrumentation (1943) by Percy Grainger
— performed by Elision Ensemble

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