ELISION has established an international reputation for its engagement with complex and virtuosically challenging aesthetics. ELISION’s 16-strong membership includes some of the world’s leading musicians who have defined contemporary instrumental technique with their recordings and publications. For over 30 years, the ensemble has focussed its practice on exploring musical possibilities inclusive of cross-artform and transcultural perspectives, providing inspiring models of collaborative practice.
ELISION has been celebrated for its unique instrumentarium, close and longterm artistic relationships with composers, its virtuosity, and the ability and deep commitment of its musicians to renegotiate and re-invent performance practice and technique.
ELISION’s work has focused increasingly on pushing physical boundaries in search of certain kinds of visceral expressive experiences, the musical body in extremis being a benchmark of the ensemble’s repertoire. In a digitised world where physical presence is frequently replaced by avatars generating enormously complex effects, ELISION continues to be fascinated by an artisanal and intimately gestural approach to the production of music, co-creative processes of dialogue with composers, in which musicians imagine, develop and build new technical and expressive means.
You can support the work of specific ELISION projects by making tax-deductable donations through the Australian Cultural Foundation.