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 Artist-in-Residence for 2018, Genevieve Lacey invites a cast of artists to create a shelter of music, words and light. Across three performances, the concerts take direction from renowned Australian composers including Andrea Keller (piano), cult dummer/composer Simon Barker and Genevieve Lacey (recorder) herself.
Genevieve Lacey is a bowerbird, stealing treasures from a wide range of sources to build nests of sound. Music by Hollis Taylor, Brett Dean and Bob Scott, Steve Adam, and Genevieve herself, conjure Australian landscapes as her simple wooden pipes play in combination with rich, electroacoustic backdrops.
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
Genevieve Lacey recorder
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 4pm
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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