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
Silver as catalyst in organic reactions for gut-strung violin with classical bow (Australian premiere)
Music for Guitar (Australian premiere)
Music for Eric Lamb (Australian premiere)
.. of sediment for mixed ensemble (world premiere)
Cloud Transcription for traverso, baroque guitar, baroque violin and bass viola da gamba (world premiere)
Part Sound for traverso, baroque violin and baroque guitar (world premiere)
This production is part of the following series:
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.
Cast & Crew
Thursday 4 May 2017 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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Standard $178 ($162 Concession)
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