Music at the Drill Hall


AUGUST & SEPTEMBER at the gallery

COLOUR MUSIC brings together the work of visual artists who speculate on connections between pictorial form and pitch,, harmony , movement and musical notation.

Musical events that coincide with the exhibition are

THIS Thursday 21, Friday 22 August – 7.30 pm ANU SCHOOL OF MUSIC: LLEWELLYN HALL

L’ORFEO – Claudio Monteverdi

Utilising a specially-commissioned ‘virtual’ set by Milan-based Australian digital artist Andrew Quinn (http://andrewquinn.org/), the School of Music is presenting two performances of  Monteverdi’s operatic masterpiece L’Orfeo (performed in English) on 21 and 22 August 2014 at 7:30 pm.  The title role will be sung by rising English tenor Nicholas Mulroy.    The performances are directed by Cate Clelland, with music direction by Peter Tregear.

The opera is presented by the ANU School of Music in collaboration with the ANU School of Art, and the ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

THIS Sunday 24 August – 3 pm

Ensemble Metatone performance

Ensemble Metatone performs improvised and experimental music using iPad-based instruments and percussion. The group continually generates new ways of making music using computers integrated into percussion setups. Their networked musical techniques separate the performers sonically while drawing them together as an ensemble.


Saturday 6 September – 3 pm

Warren Burt iPad / visuals improvisation performance

Warren Burt is a composer, performer, video artist, sound poet, writer, and instrument maker. He works with hardware and software, electronic and acoustic media. Working in video since its inception, his improvisations visualise music, and sonify graphics, fusing sound and image indissolubly. His iPad and laptop performances are unique, process-driven manipulations of image and sound.

The Australian Haydn Ensemble

The Australian Haydn Ensemble is an exciting newly-formed chamber group consisting of musicians dedicated to historically informed performance on period instruments. Their collaboration results in a powerful strength of tone and delicacy of execution, breathing vitality into works of the Classical and early Romantic Period. These talented artists aim to present creative programs, reigniting the personalities and life philosophies of early composers on the 21st century.

A most generous donation to the School’s Endowment for Performance Excellence by Canberra CBD Limited, has enabled the Australian Haydn Ensemble to be an ‘Ensemble-in-Residence’ in the ANU School of Music for 2014. As a result, the Australian Haydn Ensemble will perform in Canberra on several occasions, giving not only concerts but also master classes and other outreach activities for the benefit of the City Centre area and the wider Canberra community.

Thursday September 25 2014 – 7pm

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto

Special Guest and internationally acclaimed Canadian violinist Marc Destrubé joins the ensemble for a program featuring Neal Peres Da Costa with a chamber version of Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Symphony No 39.

Have questions about Australian Haydn Ensemble? To buy Tickets? Contact ANU School of Music

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