1 May 2013, 7pm, Ian Hanger Recital Hall
Fairweather is a new collaboration of Miles Franklin Award-winning author Rodney Hall, video-artist Glen Henderson, and composer Erik Griswold, exploring the remarkable life, work, and psychology of artist Ian Fairweather. This multi-media work features the brilliant Kurilpa String Quartet, koto virtuoso Satsuki Odamura, and Rodney Hall himself as narrator, framed by Henderson’s evocative new video works. ...More info.
2 and 3 May 2013
The Acacia Quartet are presenting two events in May, the Romantic Masterpieces with guest artist Gerard Willems (piano) on the 2 May at Sydney Grammar School and on the 3 May as part of Music at Manly (produced by the Manly Music Club). ...More info.
Members of Continuum Sax perform with the Sydney Saxophone Collective
4 May 2013, 6pm at Sydeny Grammar School
Nick, Martin and Jim from Continuum Sax are performing with the Sydney Saxophone Collective. The concert is on Saturday 4 May at Sydney Grammar School (Stanley St entrance) at 6pm and features works by Berlioz, Ravel, Debussy, Milhaud and Matitia. There is a pre-concert talk at 5pm if you're interested in that too. ...More info.
Paul Dresher at Campbelltown Arts Centre
11 May 2013, 8pm
Paul Dresher is one of the compositional icons of American new music. Not just content with writing music, he creates new instruments to go with his work, such as the “quadrachord” and the “marimba lumina”. In his first visit to Australia, Dresher and his virtuosic ensemble Double Duo will be presenting a program of challenging and innovative contemporary music featuring works by Steve Reich, John Adams, Martin Bresnick and Dresher himself. ...More info.
18 May, 8pm at Sir John Clancy Auditorium UNSW
The Australia Ensemble Ian Munro's String Quartet No 2 - A Colonial Sketchbook (2010), and Eugene Goossens Pastorale and Harlequinade Opus 41 for flute, oboe and piano (1924), and works by Carl Nielsen and Johannes Brahms. ...More info.
Ensemble Offspring : Between the Keys
Origin of O
Ensemble Offspring take their unique handmade instruments on the road in Between the Keys, following the lead of the iconic Harry Partch whose music was so radical he needed to build his own orchestra of unique instruments to play it. Ensemble Offspring has commissioned visually striking and sonically beautiful instruments. Insightful education workshops accompany the concert program in this concert tour of NSW and ACT in May. ...More info.
Laura Altman and Monica Brooks Duo
25 May 2013, 8pm at Old Darlington School
Laura and Monica’s duo has excited the Sydney experimental scene with their quiet, ambiguous, ephemeral music. With accordion and clarinet, they explore notions of harmony and restraint, developing a sound environment as one unit instead of two improvisers. In the first New Music Mini Series concert for 2013. ...More info.
Madeleine Flynn, Tim Humphrey and Martin del Amo
The Bolero Project
During this four hour workshop, the artists will work with dance/music participants to create short works that explore a shared lexicon of embodiment. Musicians need to bring their instruments. Dancers need to be ready to move. As part of the Composition to Movement Festival at 10am - 3pm, Sunday 26 May, Io Myers Studio. ...More info.
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Have you considered joining the New Music Network. There are many benefits for individual members including special ticket offers to performances in the annual concert series and offers from other supporting organisations. Your membership also directly helps support the Network and the vital role it plays presenting Australian artists. ...Find out more about member and the benefits.