These photographs were taken inside of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall of the Melbourne Recital Centre. It is an incredibly beautiful space and possesses an extremely responsive acoustic. Great to play in. The images are taken of rehearsal of works by composers Unsuk Chin and Adi Snir and show new ELISION members Alex Waite (piano) and Kathryn Schulmeister (contrabass) in action.
Next up: ELISION performing a new major work from Timothy McCormack at Melba Hall, 3.00pm on April 22.
At last! Composer Liza Lim and ELISION harpist Marshall McGuire work together discovering the nuances and capabilities of the rotary harp, a creation of David Murphy. We are using it as an Australian parallel to the musical inventions and machines of Walter Smetak which are referenced and deployed in Liza Lim’s Ronda- The Spinning World. I love this piece of Liza’s for its mad, crazy exuberance. Written for Ensemble Modern it receives an Australian premiere with ELISION musicians at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday April 18th at 7:30PM. See and hear it here in this video.