Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts

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ARIA

Presented by the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts and Kupka's Piano

In a post-truth world, where words can no longer be trusted, can we instead say it with music?
The magnificent voice of Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi (Chicago-based) joins Kupka’s Piano for a concert of barely uttered phonemes, quietly violent separations, and dramatic arcs of sound.

Beat Furrer’s Aria traverses the line from intimate attachment to complete isolation. Based on a scene from an Austrian radio play, in which a jilted woman cries out bitterly and cuttingly after her lover, the work treats the voice almost as an instrument on par with the rest of the ensemble as the singer struggles to release her song. Only once she is free of her attachment does the singing voice appear.

Also on the program are works by Patricia Alessandrini – one of the most important young voices in European composition today – and Anton Webern – also important, but a little older – and a premiere of Jodie Rottle and Hannah Reardon-Smith’s collaborative lament for our polluted oceans, Garbage Island.

Design by Inkahoots 

  

Event Details

Date & Time

Thu 11 May, 7.30pm

Duration: Approx 70mins, no interval
Foyer Bar opens 6.30pm


 

Tickets

Cabaret Unreserved Seating 

Cabaret Full: $28
Cabaret Concession: $22

Conc: Full-time students, pensioners, unwaged and government senior cardholders ONLY
 

 

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Reviews

Online review

“Throughout the entire concert, the seamless blending of sound between instruments reveals a genuine strength of the ensemble. Whether in forming a vertical texture or in handing a phrase from one instrument to another, the sound glows with the musicality of the performers.”