ELISION rehearsal – on the way to some fabulous April concerts in Melbourne

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.

ELISION rehearsal of Unsuk Chin at the Melbourne Recital Centre conducted by Carl Rosman on April 17, 2018
ELISION ensemble rehearsing Adi Snir at the Melbourne Recital Centre
ELISION ensemble rehearsing Adi Snir at the Melbourne Recital Centre on April 17, 2018

Next up: ELISION performing a new major work from Timothy McCormack at Melba Hall, 3.00pm on April 22.

Meet the Rotary Weather Harp

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.

The Rotary Weather Harp from Daryl Buckley on Vimeo.