Cancelled: The Aesthetics of Disappearance

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Concert Cancellation Notification

We regret to advise The Aesthetics of Disappearance on Saturday 2 May 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.

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Event details

‘ELISION ensemble has gained an international reputation for performing the more daring and extreme forms of new music out there, and this concert…was no exception.’ Limelight

Internationally celebrated for close and longterm artistic relationships with composers, high level virtuosity, and a deep commitment to re-invent performance practice, ELISION tackles the wild sonic visions of Cat Hope, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh, Liza Lim, Aaron Cassidy and Richard Barrett.

‘An ELISION concert is an experience like none other. It is a glimpse into an elemental world of colliding mountains and glaciers, of ancient myth reinvested with terrifying power.’ Partial Durations

Presented by ELISION Ensemble


ELISION ensemble

Richard Haynes clarinets
Joshua Hyde saxophones
James Aylward bassoon
Tristram Williams trumpets
Benjamin Marks trombone
Alex Waite piano
Peter Neville percussion
Marshall McGuire harp
Daryl Buckley electric lap-steel guitar
Freya Schack-Arnott violoncello
Kathryn Schulmeister contrabass
Allison Bell soprano
Aaron Cassidy conductor


Aaron Cassidy
Self-Portrait, Three Times, Standing (15.3.1991–20.3.1991) (2019) for saxophone, trombone, piano, and contrabass

Mary Bellamy
New work (2019) for percussion, harp and contrabass

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh
New work (2019) for saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, and contrabass

Liza Lim
Athena’s trumpet/Incandescent tongue (1993-2019) for soprano and piccolo trumpet

Richard Barrett
Vinča (2019) for solo percussion

John Aulich
New work (2019) for bass clarinet, tenor sax, bassoon, trombone, violoncello

Cat Hope
The aesthetics of disappearance (2020) for electric lap-steel guitar, organ, percussion and three low strings