8:00pm Tuesday 18 October 2005
ABC Southbank Centre
Southbank Boulevard Melbourne
Bookings via Ticketmaster
Thousands of Bundled Straw is a major new work by Australian composer David Young, which has been in development with the Libra Ensemble for a decade. Inspired by an ancient myth of the Temple of the Healing Eyes in far western Japan, Thousands of Bundled Straw is performed in its entirety for the first time as part of this year's festival. At once epic, subtle and witty, Thousands of Bundled Straw is a fascinating song cycle featuring five eggs, 12 instrumentalists and soprano Deborah Kayser.
Deborah Kayser, soprano
Mark Knoop, conductor
|David Young||thousands of bundled straw||1998-2004©|
7:30pm Monday 28 March 2005
St Giles' Cripplegate
London EC2Y 8DA
Libra celebrates Pierre Boulez' 80th birthday year with performances of his work alongside premieres of two works by British and Australian composers.
|Pierre Boulez||Douze Notations||1945/85|
|Elliott Carter||Esprit rude/esprit doux||1985|
|Richard Emsley||Still/s 10||2004|
|Richard Barrett||what remains||1990-91|
8:00pm Friday 11 March 2005
A portrait concert of the composer Sven-Ingo Koch with Friedrich Gauwerky, cello; Carl Rosman, clarinet and Mark Knoop, piano.
|Helmut Lachenmann||Allegro sostenuto||1986-88|
|Sven-Ingo Koch||Anders und Y||1999-2000|
|Sven-Ingo Koch||M und Y und nicht anders (die Utopie nicht vergessen!)||2001|