7.30pm Wednesday 14 December
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre, Perth Cultural Centre
Ashley Smith (clarinets), Louise Devenish (percussion) and Emily Green-Armytage (piano) with guest Adam Tan (percussion).
Morton Feldman, Bass Clarinet and Percussion – for bass clarinet and two percussionists
John Luther Adams, Dark Wind – for bass clarinet, marimba, piano and tape
Lachlan Skipworth, The Night Sky Fall – for clarinet, psalterphone and percussion Lachlan Skipworth, Intercurrent – for bass clarinet, vibraphone, marimba and piano
Darkened Descent explores the ominous yet pensive combination of bass clarinet, percussion and piano as handled by composers across three generations. The intuitive patterns of Morton Feldman’s fragile sound world give way to the warm earthy blends of John Luther Adams, and these pieces are set against the music of award-winning Western Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, including the new work Intercurrent commissioned for this program.