Aaron Cassidy The wreck of former boundaries for electric lap-steel guitar and electronics
Liza Lim The Su Song Star Map for solo violin 12
Richard Barrett world-line for piccolo trumpet/quartertone flugelhorn, percussion, electric lap-steel guitar and electronics comprising split and recombined versions of dust, rift, knot, lens and rasa commissioned by the Art Committee of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the Transit Festival, Leuven
Daryl Buckley electric lap-steel guitar
Graeme Jennings violin
Peter Neville percussion
Tristram Williams trumpets
Alistair McLean sound
ELISION has established an international reputation as Australia’s premier new music ensemble through its engagement with complex and virtuosically challenging aesthetics. ELISION’s 16-strong membership includes some of the world’s leading musicians who have redefined contemporary instrumental technique with their recordings and publications.
ELISION has performed at the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie, Saitama Arts Theatre Tokyo, Pompidou Centre, Sydney Opera House, Queensland Art Gallery, and Vienna Konzerthaus; and at festivals such as Wien Modern, Maerzmusik, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Ars Musica Brussels, Züricher TheaterSpektakel, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, Ultima Oslo, TRANSIT Festival Leuven, Spitalfields, the Chekov International Theatre Festival of Moscow, BIFEM, the Shanghai New Music Week, and Festival d’Automne à Paris.
Notable achievements include the first-ever appearances of Australian contemporary opera at the Opéra National de Paris and the Fomenko Theatre in Moscow; the curation of a concert series at Kings Place London from 2009-12; and residencies at the Universities of Harvard, Stanford, Huddersfield, and Southwestern Texas. ELISION has joined with Ensemble Modern, CIKADA and Line Upon Line percussion trio. Richard Barrett’s CONSTRUCTION, commissioned by the European Capital of Culture programme was premiered by ELISION at HCMF 2011.
The group’s discography comprises over twenty-four compact discs made at the Deutschlandfunk, Radio Bremen and BBC London Studios for release on KAIROS, NEOS, NMC and MODE, reviewed to acclaim in Gramophone, The Wire, New York Times and BBC Music Magazine. ELISION recordings have been listed amongst the UK’s Sunday Times Top 100 Cds.
Find out more about ELISION on its website here.
Time, venue and program are subject to change