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 Goonetilleke – 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. The program will also feature an exciting world premiere by Australian composer Samantha Wolf for bowed electric guitar, as well as an interpretation of Richard Barrett's codex XII.
Do not miss your chance to see Brisbane's own Kupka’s Piano one last time for 2017 at the Judy!
Dan Thorpe | [ false cognate ]
Gyorgy Ligeti | Horn Trio
Samantha Wolf | New Work
Natacha Diels | Ether
Richard Barrett | codex XII