Space to Reflect

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Syzygy Ensemble is one of the finest new music ensembles in Australia, lauded for its virtuoso precision, innovative programming and the ability to connect viscerally with audiences.

Find out how composers and musicians are responding to the global climate emergency as Syzygy Ensemble performs a stirring collection of cutting-edge works. Joined by violinist Anna McMichael and electronic artist Miriama Young, the Ensemble performs music that encourages action in the here and now, provides a chance to mourn what is lost and inspires hope for the future. A solo bass flute sings a haunting lament in Dai Fujikura’s Glacier. Music by Miriama Young weaves an interactive sonic landscape, and, in true Syzygy form, works by the exquisite Lisa Illean and visionary multidisciplinary mixed media French artist Pierre Jodlowski receive their Australian premieres.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Syzygy Ensemble


Syzygy Ensemble
Laila Engle flutes
Robin Henry clarinets
Campbell Banks cello
Leigh Harrold piano

Anna McMichael violin
Miriama Young electronics


Miriama Young
Grey Ghost

Dai Fujikura

Pierre Jodlowski
Serie Bleue

Lisa Ilean
Weather a Rare Blue


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2020

Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.

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