concert 4
Saturday 27 October, 8:00 pm

To be advised

Tickets

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Film and Other Images

Media and métier of contrasting kinds form a pair of events with new creations in OCTOBER and DECEMBER. The performance landscapes bring different traditions into play: – interactive cross-disciplinary performances between music, film and theatre in October; solo virtuosity and chamber music in December, set in an environment of new choral composition.

Concert Head: 

Perceptions in sight and sound on October 27 take off from a new commissioned work, Salt by film-maker Hanna Chetwin and composer Rohan Drape, for multiple 16mm film with live performers, electronics and choir. Further film+music adventures from Hanna Chetwin & James Rushford (3 films at play), join earlier work by John Hughes & Martin Friedel, whose bio- filmic meditation on Walter Benjamin is supported by live choruses on the philosopher’s street-texts. The program opens into other imagistic worlds – the choral theatre of Kagel and the Expressionism of Haydn, Schoenberg, Elgar and Webern.

Concert Support: 

Erkki Veltheim, violin, Maria Moles, drums, Rohan Drape, organ
instrumental nonet, the Astra Choir with solo voices
conducted by John McCaughey

Hanna Chetwin + Rohan Drape, Salt (2018), 16mm film, 35mm slide projectors, violin, drums, organ, choir and electronics
Josef Haydn arr. Clytus Gottwald, Genesis (1798/2008), 12-part choir
Arnold Schoenberg, Prelude to the Genesis Suite, ‘Earth was without form’ (1945), arr. Allan Walker for choir and ensemble
Hanna Chetwin + James Rushford, Opaquing (2017), 3 films, electronics
Mauricio Kagel, Halleluja (1973), events and actions for choir
Anton Webern, The Light of the Eye (1935), arr. John McCaughey for choir and ensemble
John Hughes + Martin Friedel, One-Way Street (1992), after Walter Benjamin, film, choir and sound-track. 
Edward Elgar, There is Sweet Music (1907), 8-part double-choir.