Extended Play is back in 2019 after last year’s inaugural event last year was hailed as “the best new classical music initiative Sydney has seen in years” (The Australian).
City Recital Hall and Lyle Chan have joined forces to create a 12-hour program of eclectic, contemporary, challenging and dynamic new music across the entire four floors of the venue. Western Australian ensembles, Decibel with special guest Lionel Marchetti and Intercurrent, will be a part of this, made possible with the support of Tura.
Decibel are commissioning new works for their Talking Board score reader – an innovative way of to reading graphic scores within their Decibel ScorePlayer. A series of commissioned new ‘boards’ will be presented alongside earlier works composed within the ensemble, and performed in front of projections of the boards. Expect a range of guided improvisations and compositions that combine electronic and acoustic sounds in this exciting program.
Intercurrent are performing a program that was premiered in Perth in 2017, Simulacra, which explores a world of musical doubles; real, imagined and imperfect. Centred around the twisting patterns of Lachlan Skipworth’s palindromic reverse-canon Intercurrent, the program explores the unique sonic formation of bass clarinet, percussion and piano.