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Kupka's Piano: Refrain

  • Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts 420 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley, QLD Australia (map)

Kupka’s Piano teams up with soprano Jessica Aszodi to explore what is new in repetition, or what it means to renew the new. Beat Furrer’s Aria repeats short rhythmic cells at often-dizzying speeds, building a dramatic kaleidoscope of percussive sounds, rapid crescendi, and vocal virtuosity. Patricia Alessandrini’s Wie bin ich froh reimagines the haunting song of the same name set by Anton von Webern in 1935, creating a timeless, fragmented musical texture. Liam Flenady’s new work Degrees of Freedom reinterprets his earlier flute solo by expanding it to encompass the entire ensemble.