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BackStage Music: Phoebe Green + Spiral

22 September 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm AEST

$20.00 – $35.00


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Tickets: General admission: $35 | Concession: $20

BackStage are thrilled to welcome Melbourne based violist Phoebe Green in a program featuring new Australian compositions for solo viola -exploring movement and gesture from the explicit, to the delicate and the transformational. Opening the night, emerging collective SPIRAL deliver fresh Minimal tunes straight to your doorstep.



  • Oscar Smith – Iron Filings

Phoebe Green – viola

  • Iannis Xenakis Embellie (1981)
  • Simon Steen-Anderson Study for String Instrument #1 (2007)
  • Alex Pozniak Quest (2011) *guest artists Jim Nightingale on Baritone saxophone
  • Liza Lim Amulet (1992)
  • Lisa Illean Cranes (2016-17) NSW premiere*

Phoebe Green (viola)
Violist Phoebe Green is a versatile performer with a focus on 20th century, contemporary and exploratory repertoire. A passionate advocate of Australian composers with a unique voice Phoebe is a regular figure in the new music scene in Melbourne. Phoebe has commissioned works for viola and other instruments from composers including James Rushford, Helen Gifford, Robert Davidson, Rae Howell, Wally Gunn and David Chisholm. In 2014 Phoebe performed with percussionist Leah Scholes as part of New Music Network’s Mini Series a program of celebrating works Phoebe has commissioned since 2005, attended the 47th International Summer Course for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany, and was awarded the Stipendienpreis for Interpretation. In 2015 Phoebe presented a solo recital at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.

After the music there will be a special panel discussion. It’s all about finding space for the small to medium art music sector. Why we need spaces it to exist at all and where and how we can make this music happen. Great panel including

Phoebe Green (Melbourne based performer)
Jenny Duck-Chong (local Sydney musician, Artistic Director Halcyon)
Kerri Glasscock (CEO of Sydney Fringe, culture savior & venue rescuer)
Lex Davidson (City of Sydney Strategy Advisor – Live Music and Performance)
+ us – Lamorna Nightingale and Liz Jigalin (BackStage Music)
Moderated by Matthew Lorenzon (music journalist and academic)

Really hope to see you there for some great music and conversation. There will be Q&A time and a chance for others to share their ideas.



Woodburn Creatives
1 Woodburn Street
Redfern, NSW 2016 Australia
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