PLEXUS

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PLEXUS: 2020

In 2020, PLEXUS continues to commission composers and premiere their music, as well as embarking on the first phase of an ambitious recording project.

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Since launching in 2014, PLEXUS has commissioned and premiered over 110 new works. In 2020, PLEXUS continues to support new music, with commissions, live-broadcasts, and a major new recording project.

Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Melbourne’s most vibrant and versatile musicians – Monica Curro (violin), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), and Stefan Cassomenos (piano). The name PLEXUS reflects this ensemble’s devotion to supporting and engaging an ever-growing network of exceptional artists across a variety of disciplines. PLEXUS seeks to involve both Australian and overseas writers, film-makers, actors, directors, poets, choirs, and visual artists, as well as guest instrumentalists and vocalists, as part of its ongoing commitment to synthesising creative links across multidisciplinary artistic networks.

PLEXUS continues to commission new music in 2020, whilst focusing its efforts on embarking on a major new recording project, with the goal of producing studio recordings of the 113 works already premiered by the ensemble. Recordings of these works will be released in multiple formats, in hard copy and online, with the aim of enabling living composers’ music to reach an ever-wider global audience.

PLEXUS looks forward to world premiere performances of newly commissioned works at Port Fairy Spring Music Festival (South-West Victoria), Brunswick Beethoven Festival (Melbourne), Rockenhausen Festival Neue Musik (Germany), and in collaboration with Victorian Opera at the Arts Centre Playhouse (Melbourne). PLEXUS also continues to perform live-broadcast concerts at Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.

PLEXUS seeks support to underwrite its ongoing commissions of new works, as well as the first phase of its long-term recording project, to take place between June 2020 and January 2021.

This support plays a vital role in PLEXUS’ mission to provide a high level public forum for composers, performers, and artistic visionaries of all disciplines, to assist in their quest to create new works and engage in collaborative projects for audiences to be moved by, challenged by, nourished by.

You can be part of our vision in many ways. You can make the difference between potential and fruition. You can weave your own threads into Australia’s cultural fabric.

All funds raised for PLEXUS, and all proceeds from concerts, broadcasts and recordings, are dedicated to the commissioning and presentation of new Australian music and collaborations.

To find out more, or to contact PLEXUS directly, please visit www.plexuscollective.com – and you can also find PLEXUS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/plexuscollective to keep updated about upcoming projects.

Melbourne ensemble PLEXUS brings together the talents of three of Melbourne’s most vibrant and versatile musicians, Monica Curro (violin), Philip Arkinstall (clarinet), and Stefan Cassomenos (piano).

The name PLEXUS reflects this ensemble’s devotion to supporting and engaging an ever-growing network of exceptional artists across a variety of disciplines.

Since launching in 2014, PLEXUS has commissioned over 70 composers, and premiered 22 new works in its first year, in performances at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne Recital Centre, the Metropolis New Music Festival, and a variety of festivals, venues, and concert series.

In 2015, the ensemble gives the world premieres of 23 newly commissioned works, in a program which includes a 3-concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon as part of Local Heroes, and a separate 3-concert series at Federation Square’s Deakin Edge performance space.

PLEXUS seeks to involve both Australian and overseas writers, film-makers, actors, choreographers, and dancers, as well as guest instrumentalists and vocalists, as part of its ongoing commitment to synthesising creative links across multidisciplinary artistic networks.

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