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Scale Variable 2 - Rio 1917 by GreyWing

  • State Theatre Centre of WA 174-176 William Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)

7:30pm Wednesday 31 May
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
$10/$22.90/$29.90 Ticketek


Catherine Ashley (harp)
Jameson Feakes (guitar)
Lindsay Vickery (clarinet/saxophone)
Kirsten Smith (flute)
Niamh Dell (oboe)
Stewart Smith (piano)


Villa-Lobos                   Sexteto Mistico [1917] sextet
Eduardo Cossio           New Work [2017] for for guitar, bass clarinet and alto flute
Alexander Turley           Nocturnal [2016] sextet
Pedro Alvarez               Instead [2013] clarinet
Sam Gillies                   A door to a place, to something ongoing [2017] sextet     and electronics
Ellie Cumming              New Work [2017] sextet
Felipe Lara                   Parábolas na Caverna [2014] flute & electronics
Lindsay Vickery            Liminario [2017] sextet and electronics

A hundred years ago musical modernism burst onto the scene of Rio de Janeiro, already one of the biggest cities in the world with a population over a million. In February 1917 French Neo-Classicist Darius Milhaud arrived in Rio de Janeiro as part of a diplomatic entourage and quickly developed an enduring friendship with young Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Milhaud brought with him scores of early Modernist works including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which provoked the a major shift in the music of Villa-Lobos.

Rio 1917 is a celebration of Latin American Modernist and new music and its local connections. The concert feature recent and new works by Contemporary Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, Chilean/Australian Pedro Alvarez and Peruvian/Australian Eduardo Cossio and four responses to Villa-Lobos’ seminal Sexteto Mistico by West Australian composers Ellie Cumming, Sam Gillies, Alexander Turley and Lindsay Vickery.

Earlier Event: May 30
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