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Block Sounds & Walking the Dog: Echoes in the Ether

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High Court of Australia

Parkes Pl

Parkes, ACT 2600

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Block Sounds is Canberra’s newest recorder ensemble. Comprising Olivia Gossip, sisters Elana and Shae Leske and directed by Robyn Mellor, the ensemble has enthralled audiences with its spirited performances and virtuosity. Block Sounds will be supported by Robyn’s recorder quintet Walking the Dog.

Echoes in the Ether provides a program to suit the vaulting spaces of the High Court by focusing on the music of Giovanni Gabrielli. His music was inspired by the magnificence and huge size of St Marks in Venice and reflected the architecture of that building. His contemporaries were similarly moved by their places of worship and wrote daring and spirited music that challenged performers and listeners alike.

Contrasting with these structural works are those by modern composers such as Arvo Part and other contemporary composers, whose music focuses on creating moments of stillness. Works by these composers aim to fill performing spaces with clouds of drifting colour and should provide moments of contemplation.

Duration 60 minutes.

Photograph courtesy of Peter Hislop.

Admission to this concert is by registration only. Registration opens 24 May 2018.

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