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LISTEN UP – new music (QSOCurrent) is set to take over Brisbane this weekend … Three world premieres over two days starring music’s most wanted!!

April 30, 2016 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Last year QSOCurrent reset the dial with internationally acclaimed beatboxer Tom Thum performing off the rails music with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra under the incredibly talented baton of composer Gordon Hamilton; and this year the program is set to break even more new ground THIS WEEKEND!! http://recruitment.travelcounsellors.com/au/?utm_source=eGlobal&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=Its%20time The two day QSOCurrent program will feature three world premieres performed by the absolute flag-bearers of genre-busting sound creation.

Tom Thum, now officially Artist-in-Residence for QSOCurrent 2016, leads the line-up, which reads of new music’s most wanted – one of the world’s most renowned audio visual artists in Sampology; the acclaimed Australian new music ensemble which pushes the barrow to places not even discovered yet in Kupka’s Piano, the popular saxophonist and composer in Rafael Karlen, the cross-disciplinary artists from Brisbane in Argo, along with some of the most exciting music makers in the country. This musical cocktail is shaken and stirred by Tom Thum with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra and Gordon Hamilton.  It’s a potent, brave concoction that promises extraordinary music.

QSOCurrent 2016 program

Friday 29 April

Things are becoming new – Kupka’s Piano

8pm in Auditorium 1 at the State Library of Queensland

Adult $25 | Concession/Student $15 (Booking fee $3 per transaction)

QSOCurrent 4-concert passes Adult $80 | Concession/Student $55 (Booking fee $6 per transaction)

Tickets: qso.com.au/current

It’s a divergent and awe-inspiring sound world created by contemporary music ensemble Kupka’s Piano as they perform a collection of audacious and mesmerising works, including:

Tombeau in Memoriam Gerard Grisey – Phillipe Hurel

A surrender to intuition and ritual.

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Treatise – Cornelius Cardew

A ‘score’ of lines, symbols and shapes.

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Things Are Becoming New – Samuel Smith

Unfolding instrumental colour and virtuosic gesture.

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Old Kings in Exile – Brett Dean

Primeval, evocative and crafted with brilliance.

Friday 29 April

WORLD PREMIERE – While We Forget & other works: QSO & Rafael Karlen 

9.30pm in Auditorium 1 at State Library of Queensland

Adult $25 | Concession/Student $15 (Booking fee $3 per transaction)

QSOCurrent 4-concert passes Adult $80 | Concession/Student $55 (Booking fee $6 per transaction)

Tickets: qso.com.au/current

Featuring the QSOCurrent Chamber Orchestra + director and saxophonist Rafael Karlen + pianist Steve Newcomb, this is the much anticipated world premiere of Rafael Karlen’s new work exploring memory and forgetting, commissioned exclusively for QSOCurrent. This will be a daring evening of stunning classical and jazz infused music with the inventive and lyrical playing of Brisbane’s best performers.

Saturday 30 April

WORLD PREMIERE – Prints of the Pigeons: QSO & Tom Thum
6pm in the Powerhouse Theatre at Brisbane Powerhouse

Adult $45 | Concession/Student $35

QSOCurrent 4-concert passes Adult $80 | Concession/Student $55

$3 (single ticket purchase) or $6 (multiple tickets purchase) transaction fee applies for all bookings

Tickets: qso.com.au/current

Following the music making madness of 2015, the unholy combination of acclaimed beatboxer Tom Thum and composer Gordon Hamilton is resurrected and is set to reframe sound in another world premiere. They’ll team with some friends* and the mighty QSO with an all-new program of music for this beatboxer and orchestra. This will be an extraordinary evening of sound, which may contain coarse language and will definitely star some of the most exciting music makers in the country (think Mantra, Jamie MacDowell and Dave Atkins).

Saturday 30 April

WORLD PREMIERE – Natural Selections: QSO & Sampology

8.30pm at the Powerhouse Theatre at Brisbane Powerhouse

Adults $45 | Concession/Student $35

QSOCurrent 4-concert passes Adult $80 | Concession/Student $55

$3 (single ticket purchase) or $6 (multiple tickets purchase) transaction fee applies for all bookings

Tickets: qso.com.au/current

In this electrifying world premiere event, QSO shares the concert stage with one of the world’s most renowned audio visual artists, Sampology. The debut performance of new music from Sampology’s forthcoming EP ‘Natural Selections’ features electronic montages of sound and vision from birdsong, nature, African and Latin percussion and more are masterfully layered, and fused with lush orchestral arrangements from Gordon Hamilton.

Saturday 30 April

Argo

7pm in the Turbine Hall at Brisbane Powerhouse

FREE

Argo are two composers, performers and cross-disciplinary artists from Brisbane, Australia. With a background in classical music, Connor D’Netto and Ben Heim create new works, performances and experiences which bend the boundaries of genre and art form. Their focus is on experiential and concept driven events that fuse classical instruments and ensembles with contemporary influences and new modes of musical expression.

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