Melbourne Recital Centre Electroacoustic Concert Series 2009

SIAL Sound Studios presented five concerts in the Melbourne Recital Centre in 2009

The program included three concerts of major spatial compositions by: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Iannis Xenakis and Luigi Nono, and two concerts of key electroacoustic works from the 1950s to the present.

Melbourne Recital Centre, and RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Urban Design and the Design Research Institute funded the series.

Concerts

Concert 1: Stockhausen

  • SYNTHI-FOU (1991) – 22 minutes, Michael Fowler, synthesizer; Jeffrey Hannam, sound projection
  • Kontakte (1960) – 35 minutes, Michael Fowler, piano; Stuart Gerber, percussion; Jeffrey Hannam, sound projection

Date and venue: 20 February 2009, Melbourne Recital Hall.

Concert 2: Xenakis electroacoustic works

  • Gendy 3 (1991) – 20 minutes
  • Andromeda (1989) – 15 minutes
  • Hibiki Hanna Ma (1969) – 18 minutes
  • Sound diffusion – Lawrence Harvey

Date and venue: 24 February 2009, Salon.

Concert 3: Luigi Nono

  • La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura (1988-89) – 55 minutes, Luigi Nono
  • For violin and 8 channel tape
  • Graeme Jennings, violin; Lawrence Harvey, sound diffusion

Date and venue: 3 April 2009, Salon.

Concert 4: Musique concrete and electroacoustic works

  • Poem Electronique (1958) – 8 minutes, Edgard Varese
  • Symphonie pour un Homme Seul (1950) – Pierre Henry and Pierre Schaeffer
  • Red Bird (1973-1977) – 45 minutes, Trevor Wishart
  • Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (1980) for 4 channel tape – 9 minutes, Jonathan Harvey
  • Dialogue de l’ombre double, for clarinet and electronics (1985) – 18 minutes, Pierre Boulez
  • Clarinet Threads (1985) – 13 minutes, Denis Smalley
  • Microclimates III-VI (2007) – 22 minutes, Natasha Barrett

Date and venue: 23 May 2009, Salon.

Concert 5: Electroacoustic works

  • Williams Mix (1952-1953) for 8 channel tape – 4 minutes 15 seconds, John Cage
  • Eclipse [Voicespace III] (1979) – 16 minutes, Roger Reynolds
  • Philomel (1964) for soprano and tape – Milton Babbit
  • Reflections (1975) for piano tape – Milton Babbit
  • Bye Bye Butterfly (1965) – Pauline Oliveros

Date and venue: 8 June 2009, Salon.

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