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Consort of Melbourne | The Ascendant

13 August 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST

This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Live studio audience tickets are also available

The Melbourne premiere of The Ascendant by Wally Gunn (music) and Maria Zajkowski (text). This astounding piece for eight voices and drumkit effortlessly combines elements from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music with ‘the angularity and clarity of rock music harmonies and forms’, in the composer’s own words. Between the movements of this work, the musical textures and devices used by Gunn – hockets, canons, rounds and ostinato – are echoed in works by Medieval masters Guillaume de Machaut, Solage and Pérotin.


The Consort of Melbourne
Katherine Norman – Soprano
Amelia Jones – Soprano
Alex Ritter – Alto
Jenny George – Alto
Robin Parkin – Tenor
Alex Gorbatov – Tenor
Lachlan MacDonald – Baritone
Steven Hodgson – Bass/Artistic director

Dan Richardson – Drum Set


Gunn (Music) and Zajkowski (Text) – The Ascendant

Machaut – Le lai de la fonteinne (excerpts)

Solage – Fumeux fume par fumée

Pérotin – Alleluia nativitas