Ossicle Duo & Rubiks Collective – Displaced Bodies

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Ossicle Duo & Rubiks Collective


Sonic frontiers, stunning projections, chamber music and unconventional instruments.

Experience sonic innovation as Displaced Bodies unites two of Melbourne’s cutting-edge ensembles. Ossicle Duo, an award-winning trombone-percussion ensemble, pushes boundaries with their technically refined and high-energy exploratory art music. Rubiks Collective, a dynamic ensemble of Australia’s most versatile young performers, take audiences on a sonic journey through their ‘incredibly personal, strangely spiritual and ultimately deeply touching’ performances. Together, they fearlessly explore the boundaries of sound in the highly anticipated world premiere of Jakob Bragg’s acclaimed composition, ‘Displaced Bodies, Weapons of Action,’ a recipient of the prestigious Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Composition Award.

About the concert

Journey into unknown sonic territory with Richard Barrett’s mesmerising opus, ‘EARTH,’ a gritty and ritualistic masterpiece. Experience Annie Hsieh’s ‘Quietude’ as it emerges into a delicate and textural composition performed entirely on wine glasses by two percussionists. Immerse yourself in the haunting echoes of Noemi Liba’s ‘CardioMyopathy,’ a powerful work that delves into the depths of the human condition. Witness projections, chamber music, and unconventional instruments transform the Primrose Potter Salon into a kaleidoscope of sonic innovation.

Please note, this concert contains sensitive digital content (nudity, references to terminal illness and cardiac disease) and it may not be suitable for all audiences.

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Benjamin Anderson trombone
Hamish Upton percussion
Kaylie Melville percussion
Jacob Abela piano
Eliza Shephard flute
Gemma Kneale cello
Jakob Bragg conductor


Richard Barrett

Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh

Noemi Liba Friedman

Jakob Bragg
Displaced bodies, weapons of action – World premiere