5th May – Resonant Bodies Festival
Melbourne Recital Centre
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Tickets $39/29
In 2017, NYC’s Resonant Bodies Festival comes to the Melbourne Recital Centre. For RBF’s first Australian expedition, four sets of music will fill the MRC salon for an extended concert – a miniature festival of voice, for one night only. Program includes:
JANE SHELDON & JESSICA ASZODI singing world premieres by NATASHA ANDERSON and ELLIOT GYGER, with JASON ECKHARDT’s Dithyramb. They will be joined by JACK SYMONDS, PETER NEVILLE and AVIVA ENDEAN in the premiere of Gyger’s ‘A Church made of Glass’ – based on text from PETER CAREY’S ‘Oscar and Lucinda’.
Composer-vocalist-mover ODEYA NINI (US/Israel) will make her
Australian debut at Resonant Bodies. Her idiosyncratic performances extend the dimension and expression of the voice and body, creating sonic and physical panoramas of silence and noise, tenderness and grandeur.
CAROLYN CONNORS (Melbourne) brings her signature mix of intellect, creativity and playfulness to bear on a new work for the festival.
MATTHEW THOMAS (Melbourne) will perform PETER MAXWELL DAVIES’ rarely heard classic ‘Eight Songs for a Mad King’ with an all-star band (featuring ERIC LAMB, ELIZABETH WELSH, CHARLOTTE JACKE, PETER NEVILLE, JACK SYMONDS and AVIVA ENDEAN).