ELISION – The Aesthetics of Disappearance


Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & ELISION


ELISION push sonic and instrumental boundaries in search of visceral expressive experiences.

ELISION is an experimental classical music ensemble focused upon pushing sonic and instrumental boundaries in search of visceral expressive experiences.

About the concert

Featuring the music of Cat Hope and Liza Lim in a ballet of twisting and turning sonic gestures written with Capoeira, the Brazilian martial dance practice, in mind; Luke Paulding’s Jupiter Dreaming (after interstellar space) and a premiere of Richard Barrett’s venus, composed for the rare and stunning Scelsi-inspired combination of harp, percussion and contrabass.

Their performance in Primrose Potter Salon will explore their artisanal and intimately gestural approach to the production of music, the co-creative processes of dialogue with composers, and the way in which musicians imagine, develop and build new technical and expressive means.

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Ryan Williams recorder
Joshua Hyde saxophone
Tristam Williams trumpet
Benjamin Marks trombone
Marshall McGuire harp
Aditya Bhat percussion
Peter Neville percussion
Alex Waite piano
Daryl Buckley lapsteel guitar
Madeleine Jevons violin
Freya Schack-Arnott cello
Benjamin Ward double bass
Aaron Cassidy conductor


Richard Barrett

Liza Lim
Roda – The Living Circle

Luke Paulding
Jupiter Dreaming

Cat Hope
The Aesthetics of Disappearance

Turgut Ercetin
Das Phonem zwischen zwei Wörten

Aaron Cassidy
The wreck of former boundaries

Mary Bellamy

Richard Barrett


This production is part of the following series:

Season Three: Illuminate

Celebrate the best local and international music at the award-winning venue where live music lives.