The Spirited Life

Six Degrees Ensmeble

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Six Degrees Ensemble

Details

Let your mind wander, as Six Degrees Ensemble carries you away into a zone of philosophical meditation.

About Six Degrees Ensemble

Melbourne chamber music group Six Degrees Ensemble specialises in Australian, contemporary and lesser-known works. Its invigorating concerts typically feature six or more artists that includes a rotating line-up of guests and the expectation that you may see an exciting variety of instruments in the spotlight, from trombone to timpani.

About the concert

Composers Olivier Messiaen, John Cage and Anne Norman have all been fascinated by the power of music to express spirituality. Six Degrees Ensemble journeys through deep and inspired works, by these artists and more, exploring how music through the ages has sought to convey worship and divine belief in all its forms. Anne Norman’s performance of her mystical music for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) inspired by Zen traditions is among the highlights.

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ARTISTS

Six Degrees Ensemble
Justine Anderson soprano
Anne Norman shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute)
Michelle John cello
Joy Lee piano
Peter Neville timpani/percussion
Stuart Fisher guitar
Ben Anderson trombone

PROGRAM

Sofia Gubaidulina
Aus den Visionen der Hildegard von Bingen

Anne Norman
Wherever they go

John Cage
Sonnekus 2

Oliver Messiaen
Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus

Alfred Schnittke
Hymn 1

Eve Duncan
The memory of the glance of God

Gavin Bryars
O divina virgo flore

Series

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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