ANAM Quartetthaus

2013 Perth Festival

19 – 25 February 2013, various times

Tickets
Friends $35 Concession $30 FT Students ( U/30) $25
General admission

Location
Perth Writers Festival Precinct, University of Western Australia

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Australian National Academy of Music There is something special that happens at ANAM. It's a place where students, faculty and the world's best artists work side-by-side creating music and experiences like no other.  ANAM's music is born in practice rooms and flows off stages and into hearts.  String glissandi skim across brass arpeggios, scales slide up and down like a boat in turbulent waters, concerti and sonatas leap from room to room as string quartets question the meaning of life. In the teaching studios, the ANAM faculty know when to strip the music bare and when to encourage a leap of faith. Fresh off the world’s stages, artists of international renown are saying “I want to come back to ANAM!”.

Program

THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

6:30PM ANAM#1 – LEDGER and MOZART
LEDGER
Processions
MOZART
String Quartet in B flat, K458

Edwina George and Emma Hunt (violins), Matthew Laing (viola) and Kim Worley (cello)

8:30PM ANAM#2 – WESTLAKE and MOZART

MOZART
String Quartet in D, K499
WESTLAKE High Tension Wires

Emily Sheppard and Cameron Jamieson (violins), Katie Yap (viola) and James Larsen (cello)


FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

6:30PM Speak Percussion
Speak Percussion present four intimate works for skin and metal instruments tailored specially for ANAM Quartetthaus.  As the Haus stage rotates, so will structural aspects of the music performed either through canonic layers, physical rotations of the players around the instruments or phasing patterns.

Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director/percussion), Mathias Schack-Arnott, Peter Neville and Daniel Richardson (percussion)

8:30PM ANAM#3 – HYDE and MOZART

MOZART String Quartet in Eb, K428
HYDE String Quartet in E minor

Amy Brookman and Emma Buss (violins), Tom Higham (viola), Anna Pokorny (cello)


SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

 6:30PM boat music
The premiere performance of a new work by Adam Simmons, from a recent exhibition at Catherine Asquith Gallery. The show was inspired by Adam’s concerns about the plight of refugees and the current lack of compassion being shown by the community at large. boat music is an aural and visual abstraction of the journey a refugee may experience, as well as being offered as a soundtrack - of sorts - for that journey.

Adam Simmons, David Brown, Annabel Warmington and Howard Cairns performing on the sculpture boat music

8:30PM ANAM#4 – BANKS and MOZART
MOZART String Quartet in A, K464
BANKS Four Pieces for String Quartet

Shane Chen and Courtenay Cleary (violins), Alexina Hawkins (viola), Jack Bailey (cello)


SUNDAY 16 SEPTEMBER  

2:30PM ANAM#5 – STANHOPE and MOZART
MOZART
String Quartet in C, K465
STANHOPE
String Quartet No. 2

Ioana Tache and Madeline Jevons (violins), Anthony Chataway (viola), Jack Ward (cello)

4:30PM Miles and Simone : across a wooden table

In the summer months of last year Simone Page Jones and Miles O’Neil found themselves on many an afternoon drinking gin and singing lonesome duets in the backyard. These are those songs: sweet and lonesome duets, a little country and straight from the heart… about the things that were, the things that weren’t, and everything in between.

Miles O'Neil (guitar, banjo and vocals) and Simone Page Jones (vocals)


THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER

 6:30PM HOY
HOY is a band that draws on 60s psychedelic and pure folk, appropriating the familiar and sometimes nostalgic, to render a unique sound. As part of this Haus season, HOY perform acoustic versions of their songs.

Felicity Cripps (vocals/guitar), Cecilia Dowling (viola/vocals) and Liam Linley (vocals/guitar)

8:30PM ANAM#6 – HILL and MOZART
MOZART String Quartet in G, K387
HILL String Quartet No. 6 in C The Kids

Thibaud Pavlovic-Hobba and Nadia Buck (violins), Nelson Yarwood (viola), Robert Manley (cello)


FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER  

6:30PM ANAM#3 – HYDE and MOZART
MOZART
String Quartet in Eb, K428
HYDE
String Quartet in E minor

Amy Brookman and Emma Buss (violins), Tom Higham (viola), Anna Pokorny (cello)

8:30PM The Suitcase Royale - live and unplugged
For their performance as part of the intimate ANAM Quartetthaus they play a collection of songs from their theatre shows, as well as giving tax advice and relationship counselling.

Miles O'Neil (vocals, guitar and banjo), Glen Walton (vocals, double bass, guitar), Joseph O'Farrell (drums) and Wally Malone (trombone, percussion)


SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
 

6:30PM marionette, Manteia and Jessica Wilkinson
Jessica Wilkinson’s marionette, a poetic biography of the silent film actress Marion Davies, uses fragments of text, sound and broken narratives, to provide glimpses of a story shrouded in myth and rumour. Developed in collaboration with Manteia, a new music ensemble committed to finding new modes of chamber performance, marionette’s diverse sonic palette focus on ways to integrate sound, text and performance.

Jessica Wilkinson (text), Jenny Barnes (voice), Kim Tan (flutes) Matthew Horsely (percussion) and Simon Charles (composer and director).

8:30PM From Jacob do Bandolim to Sevuca: Boteco do Choro

Boteco do Choro will perform classics from the repertoire of Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Paulinho da Viola, Sivuca and many more.

Doug de Vries (7- string guitar), Tamil Rogeon (violin), Ken Murray (guitar) and Adam May (cavaquinho)


SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
 

2:30PM Fine Blue Thread
Fine Blue Thread is a collaboration of three musicians from different worlds: Ria Soemardjo, Sam Evans and Helen Mountfort, whose compositions are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western classical music.  For the ANAM Quartetthaus season Fine Blue Thread will be joined by long-time collaborator, shakuhachi player Anne Norman.

Ria Soemardjo (vocals and viola), Sam Evans (tabla), Helen Mountfort (cello), Anne Norman (shakuhachi).

4:30PM Tinalley String Quartet
WEBERN Langsamer satz
ADAMS String Quartet
BARBER Adagio from String Quartet Op. 11

Adam Chalabi and Lerida Delbridge (violins), Justin Williams (viola), Michelle Wood (cello)

Artists

Australian National Academy of Music There is something special that happens at ANAM. It's a place where students, faculty and the world's best artists work side-by-side creating music and experiences like no other.  ANAM's music is born in practice rooms and flows off stages and into hearts.  String glissandi skim across brass arpeggios, scales slide up and down like a boat in turbulent waters, concerti and sonatas leap from room to room as string quartets question the meaning of life. In the teaching studios, the ANAM faculty know when to strip the music bare and when to encourage a leap of faith. Fresh off the world’s stages, artists of international renown are saying “I want to come back to ANAM!”.


Adam Simmons is known as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation.  Performing regularly on saxophone, clarinet and flute in all styles of music, Adam focus as a performer and composer of original jazz and improvised music. The premiere performance of boat music was created for the Catherine Asquith Gallery. This work was inspired by Adam’s concerns about the plight of refugees and the current lack of compassion being shown by the community at large. boat music is an aural and visual abstraction of the journey a refugee may experience, as well as being offered as a soundtrack - of sorts - for that journey.

Adam Simmons, David Brown, Annabel Warmington and Howard Cairns performing on the sculpture boat music.


Boteco do Choro brings together violinist Tamil Rogeon and 7-string guitarist Doug de Vries for a celebration of Brazilian choro music.  Described as  ”classical music played with bare feet and calluses on the hands" choro repertoire is both finely detailed and representational of the infectious rhythms of Brazilian music. Boteco do Choro will perform classics from the repertoire of Jacob do Bandolim, Pixinguinha, Paulinho da Viola, Sivuca and many more.

Doug de Vries (7- string guitar), Tamil Rogeon (violin), Ken Murray (guitar) and Adam May (cavaquinho)


Fine Blue Thread is an collaboration of three creative musicians from very different worlds: Helen Mountfort (Arts Vic funded) ('cello, My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Cosmo Cosmolino), Ria Soemardjo (voice and viola) and Sam Evans (multiple tabla and percussion). This distinctly Melbourne trio plays finely crafted, fresh and intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western classical music. For the ANAM Quartetthaus 2012 season Fine Blue Thread will be joined by long-time collaborator, shakuhachi player Anne Norman.

Ria Soemardjo (vocals and viola), Sam Evans (tabla), Helen Mountfort (cello) and Anne Norman (shakuhachi).


HOY In early 2011 Felicity Cripps, Cecilia Dowling and Liam Linley determined to forge their song-writing endeavours, and began a truly collaborative ensemble. HOY is a band that draws on 60s psychedelic and pure folk, appropriating the familiar and sometimes nostalgic, to render a unique sound. As part of this Haus season, HOY perform acoustic versions of their songs.

Felicity Cripps (vocals/guitar), Cecilia Dowling (viola/vocals) and Liam Linley (vocals/guitar)


Manteia and Jessica Wilkinson Jessica Wilkinson’s marionette, a poetic biography of the silent film actress Marion Davies, uses fragments of text, sound and broken narratives, to provide glimpses of a story shrouded in myth and rumour. Developed in collaboration with Manteia, a new music ensemble committed to finding new modes of chamber performance, marionette’s diverse sonic palette focus on ways to integrate sound, text and performance.

Jessica Wilkinson (text), Jenny Barnes (voice), Kim Tan (flutes) Matthew Horsely (percussion) and Simon Charles (composer and director)


Miles and Simone In the summer months of last year Simone Page Jones and Miles O’Neil found themselves on many an afternoon drinking gin and singing lonesome duets in the backyard. These are those songs: sweet and lonesome duets, a little country and straight from the heart… about the things that were, the things that weren’t, and everything in between.

Miles O'Neil (guitar, banjo and vocals) and Simone Page Jones (vocals)


Speak Percussion is Melbourne's most diverse percussion arts enterprise, its activities span a wide variety of contexts and genres ranging from regular music festival concerts to experimental hybrid-arts events.

Eugene Ughetti (Artistic Director/percussion), Mathias Schack-Arnott, Peter Neville and Daniel Richardson (percussion)


Suitcase Royale Band The Suitcase Royale is a Rag ‘n’ Bone band that create a performance style which they label Junkyard Theatre, incorporating found objects and recycled materials in a highly visual cinematic way.

Miles O'Neil (vocals, guitar and banjo), Glen Walton (vocals, double bass, guitar), Joseph O'Farrell (drums) and Wally Malone (trombone, percussion)


Tinalley String Quartet has rapidly achieved recognition as one of the most exciting quartets, not only in their home of Australia but also on the world stage. Tinalley was awarded First Prize at the prestigious 9th Banff International String Quartet Competition (2007) and the Grand Prize at the Australian Chamber Music Competition (2005), now known as the Asia Pacific Music Competition.

Adam Chalabi and Lerida Delbridge (violins), Justin Williams (viola) and Michelle Wood (cello)

About

Part design installation, part architecture, part music, the 52-seat ANAM Quartetthaus is a unique and intimate listening place.   It will be unwrapped amongst tumbling weeds, scattered junk, fire drums, and an asian style hawker food and bar caravan, all providing a setting for the Haus. 

The whole experience was as involving as music-making gets. The Age, October 2011

Complementing the physical intimacy is a direct, refreshingly honest acoustic assisted by a low ceiling array of angled radial blades and the balance between light wooden frame, fabric and human bodies. Soft lighting and the resolute focus of the ANAM musicians completed the sense of ritual immersion, the audience tuning in so intently that the usual concert hall plagues of coughing and shuffling all but disappeared within this hushed focus. The Australian October 2011

ANAM Quartetthaus represents the biggest leap in immediacy and potency for the string quartet as an art form since microphones and speakers arrived. ANAM Quartetthaus is like having a portable 52-seat Esterhazy Palace. I want one in my back yard!  David Harrington, Kronos Quartet

ANAM Quartetthaus had its world premiere season in October 2011 as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. In 21 performances over seven nights, musicians from ANAM presented music by Purcell, Haydn, Beethoven, Sibelius, Bartok, Ligeti, Cage, Webern and Nigel Westlake to audiences of 52 people.

Commissioned by ANAM and created by bluebottle, ANAM Quartetthaus is part design installation, part architecture, part music, the Haus is a special listening place, a celebration of intimate, live performance.

ANAM Quartetthaus grew from a simple idea: to conceive, design and build a place that is shaped at every turn by the music to be performed within it; a place unencumbered by the 'rhetoric' of traditional concert presentation, just as the intimate musical form of the string quartet which has given rise to the project itself is stripped of the rhetoric of larger scale musical forms.

Ever since the 18th century the string quartet has occupied a unique place in the minds of composers. It has provided the formal mechanism for the most intimate and often intense exploration of technical and musical thoughts and ideas: a personal letter from composer and performer to listener.

Performances in 2,000 - or even 200 - seat auditoriums rob these letters of the element of personal testimony. In developing ANAM Quartetthaus, designers, acousticians and musicians have collaborated to envision and build a space that dissolves the performer/listener divide, enabling a shared experiencing by listeners and performers.

There are 52 places available in the Haus for each performance. Seated in two circles about a slowly revolving central performance space, no member of the audience is more than two meters from the performers. The proximity of the listener to the performer accentuates the visceral theatre of live – string or other acoustic - quartet performance.

ANAM Quartetthaus © Design by bluebottle, supported by Ian Potter Foundation and Philip Bacon AM.
ANAM Quartetthaus is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.

 


 

Australian National Academy of Music There is something special that happens at ANAM. It's a place where students, faculty and the world's best artists work side-by-side creating music and experiences like no other.  ANAM's music is born in practice rooms and flows off stages and into hearts.  String glissandi skim across brass arpeggios, scales slide up and down like a boat in turbulent waters, concerti and sonatas leap from room to room as string quartets question the meaning of life. In the teaching studios, the ANAM faculty know when to strip the music bare and when to encourage a leap of faith. Fresh off the world’s stages, artists of international renown are saying “I want to come back to ANAM!”.

bluebottle specialises in design; from concept through design development, documentation and project realisation. The company has a strong theatrical background which it brings to all of its design projects, resulting in a diverse range of experience in processing client requirements, budgets, locations, materials and unusual situations. Bluebottle extends the possibilities of design and the integration of light with the surrounding environment. They work closely with clients to assist in achieving their creative goals. Bluebottle consistently strive to set and meet new challenges.

 

Contact

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
South Melbourne Town Hall
210 Bank Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Australia
Telephone: 61 3 9645 7911 / 1800 248 861
Facsimile: 61 3 9645 7922
Email: info@anam.com.au