Rubiks Collective

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Rubiks Collective


Two of Melbourne’s most vibrant chamber music ensembles, Rubiks Collective and Ossicle Duo, unite to present Heirloom, an exploration of the brighter and darker lots that one carries throughout life.

About the artists

With a particular interest in storytelling and cross-art collaboration, Rubiks Collective has quickly established a reputation for brilliance, delighting audiences with its unique programming and revitalising virtuosity. Rubiks is particularly driven by a commitment to showcase the work of the artistic pioneers of our time. Ossicle Duo delivers raw, high-energy performances with compelling precision. An exciting partnership between trombonist Benjamin Anderson and percussionist Hamish Upton, the Duo explores the great repertoire that exists for this combination, ranging from post minimalism to the avant-garde.

About this concert

Alice Chance’s delicate Heirloom parallels the beauty and difficulty of moving time, while Annie Hsieh’s Quietude pauses the mind through a tinkling pallet of delicate glass objects. The concert culminates in the world premiere of a new work for the virtuosic forces of these two combined ensembles by rising Australian composer Jakob Bragg, recipient of the 2019 University of Melbourne Commission Award.

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Rubiks Collective
Tamara Kohler flutes
Gemma Kneale cello
Jacob Abela piano
Kaylie Melville percussion

Ossicle Duo
Benjamin Anderson trombones
Hamish Upton percussion


Alice Chance

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Andrew Aronowicz
new work

Jakob Bragg
Displaced bodies, weapons of action


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

Now in its tenth 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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