ANAM Prizewinners Concert #2


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & ANAM


Join ANAM’s prize winning musicians as they present Voice Oceania, a program of hauntingly beautiful works inspired one of the world’s most enigmatic natural resources; its oceans.

About the concert

Opening with a hero’s narrow escape from a watery fate in Matthew Hindson’s Odysseus and the Sirens, moving through to Damien Ricketson’s work for solo piano, The Day After Drowning, the tactile quality of the instruments ebbs and flows, not dissimilar to that of their subject.

Reimagining Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 as if played from the ocean floor, the almost dreamlike effect created by Ricketson is in stark contrast to Liza Lim’s highly evocative An Ocean Beyond Earth, written for solo cello prepared with violin and thread.

The program concludes underwater as the performers don black masks to present George Crumb’s compelling work, Vox Balaenae, emulating the mournful song of the humpback whale. A moving evening of music, don’t miss the opportunity to witness some of Australia’s finest emerging musicians.

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Lily Bryant flute
James Morley cello
Hannah Pike piano


Matthew Hindson
Odysseus and the Sirens

Damien Ricketson
The Day after Drowning

Liza Lim
An ocean beyond earth

George Crumb
Vox Balaenae


This production is part of the following series: