PLEXUS

Community Arts & Cultural Development

PLEXUS – Second Season, 2017

In its second season of 2017, PLEXUS commissions 6 composers for world premiere performances at Melbourne Recital Centre, and also performs for the first time in Sydney.

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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 100 composers, and premiered over 70 new works.

In 2017, PLEXUS continues to avidly support new music, with a series of concerts at the Melbourne Recital Centre featuring the world premieres of a total of 9 works commissioned by the group, as well as numerous world premieres at other venues around Australia.

In its latest season, June 2017 to November 2017, PLEXUS performs for the first time in Sydney, and also presents the world premieres of 6 new compositions commissioned by the ensemble.

The first concert of the season, entitled PLEXUS at Yellow House is on Monday 24th July at the Yellow House Gallery in Potts Point, Sydney. PLEXUS make their Sydney debut with a program of contemporary music by Australian composers recently commissioned by the ensemble.

The second concert of the season, entitled PLEXUS: Provenance, is on Friday 8th September at the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre, and features three world premieres from acclaimed composers Michael Bakrnčev, Elliott Gyger and Linda Kouvaras.

The final concert of the season, entitled PLEXUS: Prophecy, is on Monday 13th November at the Salon of the Melbourne Recital Centre, and features three world premieres from acclaimed composers Brenton Broadstock, Christine McCombe, and Christian O’Brien.

PLEXUS seeks support to underwrite the commissioning and world premiere performances of compositions by outstanding Australian composers.

This support plays a vital part of 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 are dedicated to the commissioning and presentation of new Australian music and collaborations.

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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.