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).
In 2019 Tura and The Naomi Milgrom Foundation partner with City Recital Hall and Lyle Chan to once again create a 12-hour program of eclectic, contemporary, challenging and dynamic new music across the entire four floors of the City Recital Hall.
This years program features artists from around Australia and around the World. Toy piano virtuoso Margaret Leng Tan performs a world premiere by George Crumb, Emily Granger and Tim Bridgen explore soundscapes of the tangible and Intangible, Nonsemble bring their emotive, rhythmically charged music to Sydney for the first time, Zephyr Quartet presents a program of works written by its members inspired by poetry, current affairs and mythical creatures and percussionist Thea Rossen and composer Michael Sollis present a world premiere of an original Australian work, The Milk Carton Confessions, a live solo performance which asks the question ‘how does our relationship to the world (and its cycle of birth, death, and rebirth) reflect our individual motives for recycling?’. Also in the mix in 2019 are Western Australian ensembles, Decibel and Intercurrent who will present concerts as part of this jam-packed day of new music.
Saturday 31 August 2019 | Midday – Midnight
DECIBEL NEW MUSIC
With special guest Lionel Marchetti (France)
Auditorium / 10pm – 11pm
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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.
Artistic Director, flutes
Based in Western Australia, Decibel are world leaders in the integration of acoustic instruments and electronics, the interpretation of graphic notations and pioneering digital score formats for composition and performance. Decibel have commissioned over 60 new works since their foundation in 2009, have toured Europe and Australia, recorded for ABC Classic FM and SWR German Radio, and released five albums to date on Australian and international labels. 2019 celebrates their tenth year.