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


Vincent Giles
Silver as catalyst in organic reactions for gut-strung violin with classical bow (Australian premiere)

Nancy Haliburton
Music for Guitar (Australian premiere)

Chris Watson
Cloud Transcription for traverso, baroque guitar, baroque violin and bass viola da gamba (world premiere)

Vincent Giles
.. of sediment for mixed ensemble (world premiere)

Roland Freisitzer
Music for Eric Lamb (Australian premiere)

Dylan Lardelli
Part Sound for traverso, baroque violin and baroque guitar (world premiere)