John Surman and Genevieve LaceyPresented in Season 1 2009
Presented by Serious in association Arts House
7.30pm, Fri 3 Apr
7.30pm, Sat 4 Apr
120 mins with intervals
$35 / $30 / $25
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
Three Landscapes is a new musical commission that brings together cult British jazz saxophonist and composer John Surman with Australian recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey and UK bassist Chris Laurence.
An architect of the European improvising scene and ECM stalwar, John Surman has recorded prolifically for the label since the 1970s collaborating with an astonishingly diverse range of artists including Jack DeJohnette,Gil Evans, Bill Frisell and now award-winning contemporary musician Genevieve Lacey.
The enduring pleasure of Surman’s art is the contrast of simple, haunting melody, lush orchestral textures and intense improvisation.
Friday Program-Part One with Andrea Keller on piano
Various works for saxophone,double bass and piano
Saturday Program- Part One
In the Distance for solo recorder
5 Pieces for saxophone,double bass and string quartet
Friday and Saturday Programs – Part Two
An Illusive Shadow for saxophone, double bass and string orchestra
Three Landscapes for recorder,saxophone, double bass and string orchestra
Saxophones and Composition:
Piano (Friday only):
Marco von Pagee
VCA Music String Ensemble
Image by – Elizabeth O’Donnell