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Forest Collective: Asia in focus

When

16 Jul 2021
7:30pm
17 Jul 2021
7:30pm
18 Jul 2021
5pm

Where

Industrial School

Cost

$10 – $40

Website

forestcollective.com.au/projects/asia

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When

16 Jul 2021
7:30pm
17 Jul 2021
7:30pm
18 Jul 2021
5pm

Where

Industrial School

Cost

$10 – $40

Website

forestcollective.com.au/projects/asia

Book Now

Asia is reshaping the modern world. Yet its rich artistic heritage and vibrant New Music scene is largely unknown in Australia. Forest Collective’s Ali Fyffe has curated a stunning program that brings into focus some of the region’s most powerful compositional voices, from Myanmar to Japan, China to Iran. 

Navigating Eastern and Western traditions, new technologies and challenges including state censorship, these exciting composers have found unique and original musical voices. With a program including Ravi Shankar’s raga imbued Sonata for Harp and Cello, Takemitsu’s transcendental quintet Rain Spell and Luo Zhongrong’s post-Cultural Revolution pentatonic serialism, Asia in Focus will open your ears to a region that is changing the world.

A small portion of revenue from ticket sales will be donated to offset the carbon footprint of this event.

Presented by Forest Collective and Abbotsford Convent for Convent Live

Ensemble

Ali Fyffe Saxophones, Curator
Danae Killian Piano
Janet Todd Soprano
Evan J Lawson Conductor
Helen Bower Violin
Kim Tan Flutes
Phoebe Smithies Horn
Rosanne Hunt Cello
Ryan Lynch Clarinet
Ryan Williams Recorders
Samantha Ramirez Harp
Trea Hindley Trombone
Zela Papageorgiou Percussion

Program

Emily Koh  Si fallor, sum  Australian Premiere
Akira Nishimura Threnody
Siraseth Pantura-umporn  Matter:Antimatter  Australian Premiere
Alireza Farhang  Neda  Australian Premiere
Luo Maishuo On That Mountain Road  World premiere of a new arrangement by Evan J Lawson
Luo Zhongrong Cross the river to pick hibiscus
Luo Zhongrong  3 Autumn Songs
Ravi Shankar Sonata for harp and cello
Toru Takemitsu  Rain Spell
Toru Takemitsu Waves

Access

This event is wheelchair accessible.

There is a unisex, accessible toilet located in the Sacred Heart courtyard, near the Industrial School.

Forest Collective accepts Companion Card bookings via email info@forestcollective.com.au.

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View the Convent’s COVID Safe plans here.

Thank you

Forest Collective is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and the City of Yarra.