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MDCH | Standing with Sydney: Ensemble Offspring, Roland Peelman, Anna Fraser
14 July 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
This concert is live streamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall
Anna Fraser and Roland Peelman AM combine for an early masterpiece of Viennese expressionism – Schönberg’s seminal song cycle about love set in the imagined world of Babylon. In the second half of the concert Ensemble Offspring perform otherworldly music for flower pots, waterphone, handheld percussion, voice and double bass celebrating the earth and nature with an iconic solo by recently deceased composer Frederic Rzewski and three birdsong inspired works from Sarah Hopkins, Hollis Taylor and Claire Edwardes.
Anna Fraser – soprano
Roland Peelman AM – piano
Claire Edwardes – percussion
Kirsty McCahon – double bass
Anna Fraser and Roland Peelman AM
Arnold Schönberg – The Book of Hanging Gardens Op. 15
Frederic Rzewski – To the Earth (solo for flower pots & voice)
Hollis Taylor – Banana Paper (solo for double bass, paper and backing track)
Claire Edwardes – Screechers & Sorrows (solo waterphone)
Sarah Hopkins – Journey to the East (double bass with percussion)