Intercurrent returns with Sensory Horizons, an eclectic program stretching ears to the far ends of sound and emotion. Piano, percussion and clarinet virtuosity sit at the centre in a program of exciting new and existing works. From Georgian Hymns to birds in flight, Intercurrent will explore new sonic horizons.
Percussion, clarinet, electronics and piano with special guests.
American composer John Supko layers samples of experimental poetry over long melodic lines to create his immersive and poignant This Window Makes Me Feel. Kate Moore’s Spin Bird stretches the soloist’s mastery of technique, pushing closer to the exhilaration of flight. Julian Day’s much anticipated and new work Low Horizons layers the ensemble against a warped electronic version of itself to powerful effect. Evan Zyporyn’s Tsmindao Ghmerto reimagines an ancient Georgian Hymn for vocalising bass clarinettist to colourful and arresting effect, while Witold Lutoslawski’s Subito is a brief burst of fiery virtuosity and stark emotional contrasts. Finally, the ensemble expands to a sextet formation for the premiere of two new works of Intercurrent’s own Lachlan Skipworth.
John Supko This Window Makes Me Feel
Kate Moore Spin Bird
Julian Day Low Horizons world premiere
Lachlan Skipworth New Work 1 world premiere
Witold Lutoslawski Subito
Evan Zyporyn Tsmindao Ghmerto
Lachlan Skipworth New Work 2 world premiere
‘incandescent… a masterly display of skill and insight… as an apologist for contemporary music-making, you would search hard to find this young clarinettist’s equal’ – The Age on Ashley Smith
“thrilled the ear with splendidly controlled rhythmic patterns” – The West Australian on Emily Green-Armytage
“astounding display of fierce independence married with precise synchronisation” – Limelight on Louise Devenish and Emily Green-Armytage
“cleverly and effectively put together with an impressively imaginative employment of ideas… this young man has something of worth to say in instrumental terms.” – The West Australian on Lachlan Skipworth
“Devenish’s breathtakingly deft delivery, her artistic interpretation of the material, her sculptor-like attention to detail.” – Cool Perth Nights on Louise Devenish
The commission of Julian Day’s Low Horizons is supported by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.