Wednesday 27th November, 7:30-8:30pm
356 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
Alexander Voltz – Mirage *
John Adams – China Gates
Judith Ring – Dusting the Moth **
Toru Takemitsu – Rain Tree Sketch II
Arvo Part – Variations for the Healing of Arinushka
Olivier Messiaen – La Fauvette Passerinette **
* World Premiere / ** Australian Premiere
Alex Raineri – Piano
A mirage is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions which results in a hallucination. While music is a sonic art-form, the metaphor of mirage, or an ‘imagined truth’, is a beautiful one. Musicians are tasked with the job of sculpting the musical score into a kind of timbral mirage, taking the listener through a metaphoric journey.
The featured composers on this program hail from Australia, America, Ireland, Japan and Estonia. Having journeyed throughout the globe, this performances sonic exploration ends in France with the Australian premiere performance of a newly discovered work by Olivier Messiaen, La Fauvette Passerinette.
Ticket price includes a complementary drink and light refreshments after the performance.