Solomon Frank D_ART_A_BOT-transmission-2118, for female voice, clarinet, percussion, sampler, violin and double bass
Gabrielle Cadenhead Echo, for solo flute
Bree van Reyk Six scenes, for vibraphone and string quartet
Ben Robinson We Call B.S., open instrumentation and audio
Josephine Macken voice and flute
Gabrielle Cadenhead composer and flute
Solomon Frank composer, clarinet and bass clarinet
Jack Stoneham alto sax
Angus Davison keyboard
Sarah Thompson synthesiser
Bree van Reyk composer and vibraphone
Niki Johnson percussion and vibraphone
Sam Killick guitar
Noam Yaffe violin
Seamus MacNamara violin
Amanda Chen violin
Olivia Bell viola
James Morley cello
Will Hansen double bass
Ben Robinson composer
ConCreative is a diverse collection of new music from students at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music.
Composition at Sydney Conservatorium of Music is a laboratory of musical invention and experimentation where new ideas and sounds are forged. From fresh orchestral and choral music to interactive digital installations, many emerging creatives find their voice in the nation’s premier tertiary music institution. Catch a taster of tomorrow’s music with an eclectic set of live performances and sound installations from current students.
Solomon Frank receives compositional instructions from a databot in the year 2118 in a humorous dystopian take on the future of art. Gabrielle Cadenhead finds a poetic home in the echoes of tradition while percussionist/drummer and Con ‘Composing Women’ star, Bree van Reyk, seeks ‘polyphonic democracy’ in her sound-painting for vibes and string quartet. Finally, Ben Robinson mobilises some Gen-Z rage in a virtuosic video-score based on Emma González’s passioned speech for gun control. The Con’s live set is complimented with a digital sound-installation where audiences can chill to rich electroacoustic textures.
Time, venue and program are subject to change