Sideband: Voce will present a short programme, in August 2017, of innovative, culturally diverse works featuring ethereal combinations for soprano, bass flute and percussion instrumentation, performed by outstanding local performers.
This concert will also support a number of local composers to showcase dynamic new works, including the premiere of Brad Gill’s Buddhist influenced Pali-text work We Dwell Alone.
In addition to the above premiere, Sideband: Voce will support the presentation of works that draw on a variety of influences such as oriental melodies and texts from Australian poet Judith Wright and Lao-Australian writer Sumana Viravong.
– A new arrangement of Peter McNamara’s work White Noise for soprano, bass flute and vibraphone.
– Seasonal Flocking by USA-based Australian composer Aristea Mellos.
– The Music Box for vibraphone and pre-recorded electronics from emerging composer Sarah Thompson commissioned by Sideband.
– A Requiem for bass flute and vibraphone from China-based Australian composer Katia Tiutiunnik.
– Qi for bass flute and percussion from Singapore-based emerging composer Wang Chenwei.
Information about the performers:
Zoe Drummond is an extremely talented vocalist with a variety of significant achievements including her current guest tenure with Opera Australia. Jane Bishop has regularly worked on previous Sideband projects and has performed works from some of Sydney’s most innovative composers for regular and bass flute as part of the new music groups Chronology Arts and the Sydney Chamber Opera. Brad Gill is a composer-percussionist, co-artistic director and a core performer of the Sideband Collective. The Mosman Art Gallery is a significant Sydney hub for innovative visual arts projects, and a converted Methodist chapel known as the “Great Hall”, now used for a variety of purposes including concert presentations.
Donations will be used to cover fees for the performing artists and venue hire. All contributions are appreciated.