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The Griffyn Ensemble - Earth


The Griffyn Ensemble - Earth

  • Date: Saturday, 17 August 2013, 7pm
  • Venue: CSIRO Discovery Centre — North-science Road, Acton, ACT
  • Tickets: Adults: $35 | Children: $10 | Concession: $30 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0466 480 104

Event Details

During National Science Week, the Griffyn Ensemble will be putting their green thumbs to use within the leafy setting of the Royal Botanic Gardens with an interactive concert inspired by trees and earth. The concert will showcase the world premiere of Griffyn director Michael Sollis's City of Trees Suite, made up of music written for the Canberra Centenary's City of Trees project.

Featuring Griffyn's unique instrumentation in combination with pre-recorded sounds of bugs and beetles, the concert will include music by Australian composers Martin Wesley Smith and Cold Chisel. We'll be featuring 'garden music' from Chile by Juan Orrego-Salas, and the tremors of San Andreas faultline by American composer Ursula Mamlok. We'll also be continuing our Swedish musical exchange with works by some of Sweden's top composers - Henrik Strindberg, Jenny Hettne, and Frederik Högberg.

Featured non-Australian music: Juan Orrego Salas - Ursula Mamlok - Kaija Saariaho - Jenny Hettne - Henrik Strindberg - Frederik Hogberg

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0466 480 104 or by email to griffyn@griffynensemble.com.au

Featured Australian Works

City of trees : soprano with ensemble (2013) by Michael Sollis
— performed by Griffyn Ensemble
Digital sheet music sample I'm a caterpillar of society (not a social butterfly) : for voice, flute, bass clarinet and piano by Martin Wesley-Smith
— performed by Griffyn Ensemble
Song of Trees by Michael Sollis

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