Convent Live presents: Word Forgotten with Rosie Riebl and Grace Ferguson
Inspired by the elusive and complex process of memory, Rose Riebl and Grace Ferguson present ‘Word Forgotten’, a recital including new original minimalist compositions on piano and electronic keyboard. Join the duo for a night of curated works by neoclassical composers Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Arvo Pärt presented in the atmospheric space of the Convent’s Industrial School. The concert will include poetry readings by Melbourne's Amelia Theodorakis, and guest appearances by Max Riebl and Chris Howlett.
The evening’s performance will be complemented by food from Melbourne chef Ella Mittas, who celebrates the Greek and Turkish cuisines of her heritage. Ella’s creations contemporise recipes that have been passed down to her and collected during overseas travels. These three Melbourne artists bring together music and food to explore memories and their possible permutations.
Ticket price includes a post-recital DJ set. Wines by Pyren Vineyard, Victoria and food by Melbourne chef Ella Mittas are available for purchase.
About the artists
Rose Riebl – pianist / composer / producer
Rose Riebl is a Melbourne-based pianist, composer and producer. She began piano studies at age five, and at 14 moved to Vienna to accept a place at Vienna Conservatorium. Following her return to Australia, Rose continued performing and studying at the Australian National Academy of Music, after which she was invited to travel, study and live in New York and London. While in London she also completed a literature degree. After her time abroad, Rose moved to Sydney, where she received first-class honours from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has performed throughout Europe and has recently returned from an extensive Asian tour, performing in some of the leading concert halls. Her self-produced shows ‘Indigo Atlas’ and ‘Nightsong’ sold out at Melbourne’s Music Week (2017) and Melbourne Fringe Festival (2017) and ‘Nightsong’ was awarded ‘Best Music Performance’ at Melbourne’s Fringe Festival 2017. Following the release of her debut EP in 2017, she is currently working on an album of minimalist, neoclassical piano music.
Grace Ferguson – pianist / composer / sound designer
Grace Ferguson studied at the Melbourne Conservatorium specialising in classical piano performance, but in recent years has enjoyed collaborating with interdisciplinary artists for a variety of projects across theatre, film and live performance. Recent projects include ‘We All Know What is Happening’ by Samara Hersch and Lara Thoms (2017) (Best Contemporary/Experimental Performance 2018 Green Room Awards), ‘Love Song’ by John Kolvenbach at the Melbourne Fringe Festival (2017), ‘The Readers’ as part of Belvoir Theatre’s 25a program, contributing artist to exhibition ‘A Thousand Times the Rolling Sun' (2018) at the Old HM Prison in Beechworth and solo piano album 'Amator' (2017). Grace is currently sound seconding Emma Valente for The Rabble’s theatre project ‘LONE’ (2018).
Ella Mittas – chef
Ella Mittas is a chef from Melbourne whose passion for cooking lies in contemporary Greek and Turkish food, inspired by her heritage. She spent her early cooking years working in kitchens that prized quality ingredients, working alongside world-class chefs such as Brigitte Hafner, Annie Smithers, and for celebrity chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Didem Senol in Istanbul and throughout Greece. She is currently based in Melbourne, where she is highly sought after, following her success and consecutively sold-out pop-ups at Cam’s café (Abbotsford Convent) as well as cooking at Fitzroy’s popular Enoteca and Amarillo restaurants. Between dishes that showcase regional Greek and Turkish cuisine, Ella writes about food and teaches cooking classes around Melbourne.
This event is generously supported by Kawai as Piano Partner.
We encourage you to dress warmly.
About Convent Live
This concert is presented as part of Convent Live, a new year-round series of concerts and performances presented in the Convent’s signature intimate and unique venues. Convent Live is a chance to enjoy a diverse range of performances up-close and personal with talented local, national and international performers.
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For enquires about music and sound performances and partnerships, contact the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s Producer, Chloe Weavers.