This Soft Eclipse

Rubiks Collective

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Rubiks Collective


Rubiks Collective has been hailed for making ‘a formidable contribution to Australia’s growing community of contemporary music makers’ (Partial Durations) and its ‘superbly executed exploration of recent masterworks’ (Limelight magazine).

About Rubiks Collective

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.

About this concert

‘What has been long neglected cannot be restored immediately.’ Eve Beglarian, Five Things. Last year, our relationships with natural, domestic and digital spaces changed abruptly. This Soft Eclipse is a program that reflects on our capacity to endure, restore and evolve. In a sonic and visual journey touching on climate change, pop culture and musical icons, Rubiks presents works by new music luminaries Eve Beglarian and Nicole Lizée, and premieres from two of the world’s most adventurous young compositional voices – including the winners of the 2019 Pythia Prize and 2020 Bouman Fellowship.

COVID Safety

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Kim Tan flutes
Natasha Fearnside bass clarinet
Lucy Price cello
Jacob Abela piano
Kaylie Melville percussion


Bianca Gannon
Our House Is On Fire – world premiere

Holly Harrison

Nicole Lizée

Eve Beglarian
Five Things

Akari Komura
In the language of the bloom