Rubiks Collective – Towards Home

Rubiks Collective

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Rubiks Collective


An evening of intricate and honest world premieres.

Celebrating world premieres by internationally recognised art music specialists Maria Kaoutzani and Alice Chance, this performance explores the intricacies between love, intergenerational relationships and a modern-day perception of ‘home’.

About the concert

Five Love Songs by Greek composer Maria Kaoutzani was written for Rubiks as part of a larger suite from American based composer collective, Kinds of Kings. While its title suggests simplicity of format and concept, the work interrogates Kaoutzani’s personal experiences of love and belonging regarding intimate relationships and nationalistic identity.

Following is a work that has been described as a ‘mother-daughter motet’. Heirloom by Australian composer Alice Chance includes the recorded voices of three generations of women from the same family line and explores generative musical processes in both vocal and instrumental lines. With the ensemble’s underscoring, the recorded voices speak to complex layers of history, the strength of family ties, and the fragility of intergenerational memories.

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Tamara Kohler flutes
Gemma Kneale cello
Jacob Abela keyboards
Kaylie Melville percussion


Maria Kaoutzani
Five Love Songs

Alice Chance


This production is part of the following series: