A nest is a primal need. Stumbled upon close to the ground, or precariously balanced at a great height, it can be invaded, colonised or destroyed in a moment. Improvised or enduring, a nest is a sanctuary.
Curated by Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2018 Artist-in-Residence Genevieve Lacey, a cast of artists creates a shelter of music, words and light. Each performance is a discrete event, but also cumulative, fashioning a dwelling for listeners.
Andrea Keller is known for her extraordinary compositions. Lyrical and brave, she’s constantly exploring new terrain. In this performance, she returns to her roots, playing solo, and composing in real time.
In the exquisite listening room that is the Salon, performer Natasha Herbert joins theatre visionaries Daniel Schlusser, Ben Cobham and Jim Atkins in a unique collaboration. Using poetry and found texts they create playful, provocative and delicate interventions that guide and challenge the listener’s relationship to the distinctive sound world of each of these extraordinary musicians.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Daniel Schlusser director
Natasha Herbert actor
Jim Atkins sound design
Ben Cobham light
Andrea Keller piano
This production is part of the following series:
In 2018 we welcome internationally acclaimed recorder virtuoso and artistic director Genevieve Lacey as our Artist-in-Residence.
Melbourne Recital Centre, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Monash University present contemporary music in its finest form in the Metropolis New Music Festival.
Saturday 21 April 2018 2pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
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This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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