Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
False Cognate Kupka's Piano Hero

FALSE COGNATE

Presented by Kupka’s Piano 

In a post-truth world, where words can no longer be trusted, can we instead say it with music?

Guest horn player Deepa Goonetillike – Brisbane-born and Frankfurt-based – joins Kupka's Piano to present works that resolve to mutual outcomes despite their unlikely differences. With its title taken from Australian composer Dan Thorpe's 2016 work [ false cognate ] for amplified bass flute and electric guitar, the final concert in Kupka’s ‘Words Fail’ series explores the breakdown of verbal communication and comfort found in unfamiliar situations.

On the program is a mix of recent and new works from Australia and abroad. György Ligeti's Horn Trio, subtitled as an "Hommage à Brahms" after the old master’s work for the same unusual instrumentation (horn, violin, and piano). Ligeti’s Trio highlights a mix of influences that assisted the composer in emerging from a crippling writer's block, including ironic distorted motifs, rhythms influenced by polymetric African music, and the sonic challenges presented by matching the equal-tempered piano with the natural-tempered horn. Brian Ferneyhough's Flurries is written for sextet, the ensemble is grouped into three intricate and contrasting duos that gradually morph into two antiphonal trios, attempting to converse with each other in different textural languages. The program will also feature an exciting world premiere by Australian composer Samantha Wolf.

Do not miss your chance to see Brisbane's own Kupka’s Piano one last time for 2017 at the Judy!

Gyorgy Ligeti // Horn Trio

Simon Steen-Andersen // Beside Besides

Dan Thorpe // [ false cognate ]

Samantha Wolf // New Work

Brian Ferneyhough // Flurries

  

Event Details

Date & Time

Fri 15 Dec, 7.30pm

Duration: Approx 70mins, no interval

Tickets

Unreserved Seating
Full: $28
Concession: $22

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

Reviews

“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.”