7:30pm Wednesday 31 May
Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA
PLEASE NOTE THAT RIO 1917 BY GREYWING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Villa-Lobos Sexteto Mistico  sextet
Eduardo Cossio Ghost  for guitar, bass clarinet and alto flute
Alexander Turley Nocturnal  sextet
Pedro Alvarez Instead  clarinet
Sam Gillies A door to a place, to something ongoing  sextet and
Ellie Cumming Változó Évszakok  sextet
Felipe Lara Parábolas na Caverna  flute & electronics
Lindsay Vickery Liminario  sextet and electronics
A hundred years ago musical modernism burst onto the scene of Rio de Janeiro, already one of the biggest cities in the world with a population over a million. In February 1917 French Neo-Classicist Darius Milhaud arrived in Rio de Janeiro as part of a diplomatic entourage and quickly developed an enduring friendship with young Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Milhaud brought with him scores of early Modernist works including Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, which provoked the a major shift in the music of Villa-Lobos.
Rio 1917 is a celebration of Latin American modernist and new music, and its local connections. The concert features recent and new works by contemporary Brazilian composer Felipe Lara, Chilean/Australian Pedro Alvarez and Peruvian/Australian Eduardo Cossio, and four responses to Villa-Lobos’ seminal Sexteto Mistico by West Australian composers Ellie Cumming, Sam Gillies, Alexander Turley and Lindsay Vickery.