Katapult - Between Strings



Katapult is a trio of internationally acclaimed soloists, dedicated to commissioning and performing new works for historical and modern instruments.

Based between New Zealand and Australia, Katapult challenges composers and audiences to experience Baroque and classical instruments from a modern perspective. Their collaborators, many of whom have never before written for the subtle colours of Baroque instruments, expand the sonic possibilities of baroque and classical instruments in fresh and new ways.

In their Melbourne debut, Between Strings, Katapult joins forces with special guest and stalwart of the Melbourne continuo scene, Laura Moore, to present a program featuring three brand new works by New Zealand and Australian composers re-imagining the timbral world of period instruments.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Dylan Lardelli
New work

Vincent Giles
Silver as catalyst in organic reactions

Nancy Haliburton
Music for Guitar

Roland Freisitzer
Music for Eric Lamb

Vincent Giles
.. of sediment

Chris Watson
New work


This production is part of the following series:

Metropolis New Music Festival 2017

In 2017, Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra invites some of the world’s biggest names and rising stars of contemporary music to rethink the ways in which ancient instruments can be used in creating innovative and intoxicating music for our time.