ROAM: Evening Showcases
20.00-20.30 | Asko|Schönberg Netherlands
Meet the Dutch new music bosses! Based in Amsterdam, Asko|Schönberg performs and preserves music of the 20th and 21st centuries. They do this in countless ways, performing solo or large ensemble works and creating or participating in ambitious inter-disciplinary and staged productions. The ensemble also regularly offers commissions and other opportunities to younger composers. New theatrical formats, cross-disciplinary experiment, open collaboration, pretty well everything is possible in their collective voyage of discovery in contemporary music. A chance to hear a world-leader in new music!
20.45-21.15 | Sonya Lifschitz & Robert Davidson Australia/Ukraine
Sonya Lifschitz is an accomplished Ukrainian-Australian performer, curator and director. A Fulbright Scholar, she’s also an educator, researcher, and collaborator of international repute. For ROAM she will be performing ‘Stalin's Piano’ composed by collaborator Robert Davidson, a brilliant example of how her cross-disciplinary, multi-media approach re-frames the classical canon and pushes the boundaries of conventional concert practices. Not a Classical:NEXT debut to be missed!
21.30-22.00 | Ensemble Offspring Australia
Percussion, flute, clarinet, piano, violin and cello. Five players make up this astounding and now internationally recognized ensemble from Sydney. Their passion for experiment takes them through contemporary and classical music into pop, dance and way, way beyond. In their hands their chosen instrumentation offers such endless variety that it becomes almost a genre in itself. In 2014 Offspring founded Hatched Academy to help young performers get a foot in the door of the Australian new music industry.
22.15-22.45 | Dublin Guitar Quartet Ireland
No strangers to the Doelen, this amazing quartet is back to show just how far you can expand the boundaries of writing for four guitarists. Through the years DGQ has become the ‘go to’ ensemble for out-of-the box commissioning, thinking and performing, making them unique within the genre. With the help of eight and even eleven-string guitars enjoy a fascinating sample of pieces and arrangements by composers like Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and György Ligeti.