Syzygy Ensemble

Music

Syzygy Ensemble 2015 season

Syzygy Ensemble seek support for our 2015 concert series, and debut album release. Help us unveil and celebrate the masterpieces of today, and to bring to life the innovative music of tomorrow.

Days Left
0
Funded
117%
Donated
$6,998
Supporters
68

“I stand energised not only by the quality of the art Syzygy presents, but by their youthful dynamism, their unrelenting directness, and the strength and singularity of their artistic vision” – Limelight Magazine, 2013

Since forming in 2009, Syzygy Ensemble has quickly established a national reputation for performances of 20th and 21st-century chamber music of the highest quality. Our ongoing quest is to present to our audiences established musical masterpieces of the last 100 years, while also nurturing the creation of the masterpieces of tomorrow. To this end, in the last five years we have presented 106 pieces to our national audiences, 36 of which have been Australia premieres.

In 2015, we are presenting our largest number of annual commissions yet – 4 new pieces especially written for Syzygy – combined with other established masterworks, and spread out across our three-concert series at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Your donation will ensure that you have a lasting role in national and international compositional history, by helping fund the litany of costs that are involved in getting these brand new works to the stage and out into the world for the first time. These include the fees paid to the artists to learn and perform the works, the marketing costs involved in promoting the concerts, the staging costs (including videography to present the works in the best possible context), and – while the writing of the pieces is separately funded – any additional support we can give the composers during the collaborative process.

Syzygy’s year also involves two other exciting ‘firsts’: the recording and production of our debut CD, featuring specially commissioned works by established composers Brenton Broadstock and Gordon Kerry; and a large-scale collaboration with long-time supporter Dr Katy Abbott and the Sydney-based ‘Song Company’, resulting in a major work to be premiered our 2016/17 season.

Your donation enables these projects to come to successful fruition and allows you to help shape the future direction of music creation in Australia.

Artist

Syzygy Ensemble

Location

VIC

Categories
Live Projects

0

“…I stand energised not only by the quality of the art Syzygy presents, but by their youthful dynamism, their unrelenting directness, and the strength and singularity of their artistic vision.” Illario Colli, Limelight Magazine April 26, 2013.

The musicians of Syzygy Ensemble share a deep empathy with music of our own time as well as an unbridled desire to share this enthusiasm with audiences. They’re unwilling to wait 100 years for the world to catch up with what composers are doing here and now, and excited to take you on the journey as they find and prepare contemporary music that speaks to all with relevance, authority and passion. Syzygy are a Melbourne based ensemble that consists of musicians: Leigh Harrold – piano, Campbell Banks – cello, Laila Engle – flute and Jenny Khafagi – violin and clarinettist Robin Henry.

Since forming in late 2009 Syzygy have performed at numerous events including the Melbourne Festival, Gaudeamus International Interpreters Award and Restrung contemporary arts festival to critical acclaim. Syzygy is currently in their sixth subscription season of the Local Heroes program at the Melbourne Recital Centre and regularly broadcasts on 3MBS and ABC classic FM.

JM

Jeannie Marsh

VIC

Timothy Phillips

VIC
TP

self

VIC
NH

Nick Harrington

VIC
GS

Gerri Savage

VIC
AW

Angela Wood

VIC
KV

The Parlour

VIC
EM

Elspeth McGregor

ACT
LA

Lina Andonovska

VIC
EH

Elliott Hughes

VIC
LN

Lamorna Nightingale

NSW
JD

Organisation Name

VIC
JD

Organisation Name

State
SR

Sar Ruddenklau

NSW
ES

Emma Sullivan

VIC
SA

Songmakers Australia

VIC
CC

Chris Cartlidge

VIC
MS

Pandharmonium

VIC
AH

Alice Humphries

VIC
PT

Philip Thiel

VIC
RS

Rosie Savage

VIC
BB

Brenton Broadstock

TAS
SC

VOLUME

VIC
BB

Beverley Bencina

VIC
JS

JOY SELBY SMITH

VIC
GC

Gregor Coldicutt

VIC
MG

Megan George

VIC
ME

Melbourne Recital Centre

VIC
ML

May Lyon

VIC
WS

Warwick Stinson

VIC
RP

Robert Paterson

New York
TS

Timothy Stevens

VIC
RS

Robert Shirley

VIC
JF

JOHN Paul Fischbach

VIC

PLEXUS

VIC
DT

Dianne Turner

SA
RT

Rachael Tobin

VIC
SA

Stefan Ammer

SA
NM

Nektaria McWilliams

SA
MA

Martin Smith

NSW
ND

Nicholas Dinopoulos

VIC
AN

Anthony Lyons

VIC
AN

Annie Hsieh

Victoria
LK

Linda Kouvaras

VIC
PB

Philip Boug

VIC
AM

Amy Bennett

VIC
AK

Songmakers Australia

VIC