ELISION - City of London Festival

Elision Ensemble - City of London Festival
6.00pm, Friday 15 July

St Andrew Holborn

Australia’s foremost international contemporary music ensemble, Elision, perform a programme almost exclusively given over to a celebration of love, doom and music influenced by the Australian continent and its inhabitants.

David Lumsdaine, 80 this year, is a major figure known as much for his remarkable recordings of the music from the natural world as for his concert compositions, and is represented here by his colourful Kangaroo Hunt. The music of Liza Lim and Michael Finnissy draw upon Australian aboriginal themes and aesthetics. Percy Grainger’s 'Random Round', described by the composer himself as ‘an experiment in concerted partial improvisation’, embraces an earlier period of Australian invention. John Rodgers, keen to reconceive instruments and their use is represented by 'Amor' - a duo for conjoined flute and oboe highlighting the plight of two lovers whose tale is told by Dante. Caught and killed in the act of adultery they are physically inseparable and melded forever in one of the outer circles of hell.

Michael Finnissy  Aijal
Liza Lim  Invisibility
David Lumsdaine  Kangaroo Hunt
John Rodgers  Amor
Percy Grainger  Random Round

Richard Craig flute
Peter Veale oboe
Peter Neville percussion
Kerry Yong piano
Séverine Ballon violoncello

£10 unreserved (subscription discount)