Cancelled: Dual Entities



Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise Dual Entities on Monday 5 October has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

Peter de Jager, Peter Clark and Blair Harris are three of Australia’s busiest and most courageous musicians, who on rare occasions join forces to create intense, one-of-a-kind explorations of the power of music and gesture.

They share a passion for contemporary music in all its diversity, and enjoy pushing their musicality and physicality up to and beyond its limits.

At the heart of this concert is Iannis Xenakis’s phenomenal Dikhthas, one of his most visceral compositions. In Dikhthas, the piano and violin act as one being, composed of two distinct natures. The notion of duality runs through the program, in the energetic rhythms of Velvet by Kate Moore and the dark lyricism of Lili Boulanger’s d’un Soir Triste. Both interact and clash with the aggressive architecture of Xenakis’s Dikhthas and the explosive exoticism of Claude Vivier’s seminal solo piano work, Shiraz, named after the city in Iran where Vivier relentlessly followed two blind singers in a marketplace. Together these tantalising pieces form a mosaic of compelling and thoughtful works.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Peter de Jager, Peter Clark and Blair Harris


Peter Clark violin
Blair Harris cello
Peter de Jager piano


Kate Moore

Iannis Xenakis

Claude Vivier

Lili Boulanger
D’un Soir Triste