ELISION

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ELISION is seeking to commission a major work from composer Richard Barrett in honour of the brilliant intellectual, commentator, inspired critic and musicologist Richard Toop.

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The ELISION ensemble wishes to commission a major work, of at least twenty minutes length, for mixed instrumental forces from composer Richard Barrett in celebration and honour of Richard Toop, a profound thinker, friend to many and associate who played a decisive role in Australian cultural life through his contributions to the genre of new music.

This is a rare opportunity. ELISION is an internationally recognised leader in contemporary Australian performance practice and long associated with both composer Richard Barrett and musicologist and thinker Richard Toop. In the formative years of the ensemble as it took its very first international steps, Richard Toop wrote successive reviews of ELISION’s concerts and recordings in journals amplifying the reach and credibility of the ensemble. Equally, Toop played a significant role in underpinning the significance of Richard Barrett as a major compositional voice and leader in the development of aesthetic trends within new music.

The donation will be used to commission Richard Barrett to write a major ensemble work for ELISION which will then be performed in Australia and toured internationally. Given the historic relationship and close connection between composer Richard Barrett, ELISION and Richard Toop, the overall aura surrounding the inception and realisation of the work will attract multiple audiences, performance and attention within the field of practice.

More information on ELISION can be found at: www.elision.org.au

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ELISION has established an international reputation as Australia’s premier new music ensemble. ELISION has performed at venues such as the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie, Saitama Arts Theatre Tokyo, Pompidou Centre Paris, Sydney Opera House, Queensland Art Gallery, and Vienna Konzerthaus; at festivals such as Wien Modern, Maerzmusik, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, Züricher TheaterSpektakel, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, Ultima Oslo,TRANSIT Festival Leuven, Spitalfields London, the Chekov International Theatre Festival of Moscow, BIFEM, the Shanghai New Music Week, and Festival d’Automne à Paris.

The group’s discography extends to twenty-seven compact discs including recordings made at the Deutschlandfunk, Radio Bremen and BBC London Studios for release on KAIROS, NEOS, NMC and MODE, reviewed to acclaim in Gramophone, The Wire, New York Times and BBC Music Magazine.

Notable ELISION achievements include the first-ever presentations of Australian contemporary opera at the Opéra National de Paris and the Fomenko Theatre in Moscow; the curation of a concert series at Kings Place London from 2009-12; and residencies at the Universities of Harvard, Stanford and Huddersfield

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Suzanne Davies

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http://www.elision.org.au