02/11/18 Australian Art Orchestra at Wangaratta Jazz Festival

Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger Than Space

A contemplation of the centenary of Armistice Day in music. Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger than Space presents three world premieres by composers Andrea Keller, Tilman Robinson and AAO Artistic Director Peter Knight. Inspired by stories of those who returned from the battlefields of Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, and Verdun, Sometimes Home Can Grow Stranger than Space focusses on those who tried to pick up their ‘normal’ lives after the war. For their compositions, the three composers use traditional ensemble textures along with archival recordings, tape, electronics and improvisation, to create an intense listening experience that is at once evocative and challenging.

Peter Knight trumpet/electronics/composition

Andrea Keller piano/composition

Tilman Robinson electronics/composition

Georgie Darvidis voice

Lizzy Welsh violin

Aviva Endean clarinets

James Macaulay trombone

Jacques Emery double bass

Simon Barker drum kit

Jem Savage system design/production