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Belonging and Detachment | an evening of Australian Instrumental Music

Start Date

14th Nov 2019 8:00pm


Conservatorium Recital Hall, 5 Sandy bay Road

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Dr Arabella Teniswood-Harvey curates a concert of all-Australian music that reflects the diversity of influences on Australia's multi-cultural musical landscape, in response to ​Association RIdIM's conference them​e of Belonging and Detachment.

With the help of staff and advanced students of the Tasmanian Con the audience experiences Australian music from the sublime solo cello music of Westlake to the modernism of Meale's Coruscations and Flynn's Torgo, the sensuality of Williams' and Gifford's music for winds to the electro-acoustic dystopia of Harvey's Kazohinia.

Does this music represent "belonging" or "detachment"? It's for the listener to decide!"


Richard Meale (1932-2009) Coruscations (1971)

Nigel Westlake (b.1958) White Birds Fly Over the Valley of the Somme (2018)

Graeme Koehne (b.1956) Twilight Rain (1979)

Helen Gifford (b.1935) Celebrations of the Asparas (2013) and Parvarti (2013)

Dominic Flynn (b.1997) Torgo (2019) (premiere)

Natalie Williams (b.1977) Vignettes of Paul Klee (2010)

Michael Kieran Harvey (b.1961) Kazohinia (1998/2017 rev)


John Addison, cello

Angus Deeth, clarinet

Ben Cannings, bass guitar/lead guitar

Damian MacDonald, piccolo

Alistair Dobson, Thomas McGee, saxophones

Gabrielle Cayoun, Ansel Luk, Michael Kieran Harvey, Arabella Teniswood-Harvey, piano and keyboards