Australian composer Kate Moore writes poetic, sensuous music. She often layers instruments against pre-recorded versions of themselves, building dream-like landscapes. Moore’s shimmering textures are interlaced with the austere beauty of Purcell’s consort fantasias, and crystalline harp and harpsichord solos by Couperin and Ferrabasco. Performed by Thomas Gould, Brendan Joyce, Caroline Henbest, Daniel Yeadon, Kirsty McCahon, Neal Peres Da Costa, Marshall McGuire, Genevieve Lacey.
Kate Moore (b. 1979): Whoever You Are Come Forth Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Fantasia Number 5 in 4 parts Kate Moore: Stories for Ocean Shells* Louis Couperin (1626-1661): Prélude non mesurée in A minor Louis Couperin: Prélude non mesurée in F major Kate Moore: House of Shards and Shadows for 9 bass recorders (2013) Kate Moore: Prayer (2019) Alfonso Ferrabosco (1543-1588): Fantasia No.2 Alfonso Ferrabosco: Fantasia No.5 Kate Moore: Letter One (2015) Kate Moore: Broken Rosary Henry Purcell: Fantasia Upon One Note Kate Moore: Synaesthesia Suite (2014)
*tape performed and recorded by Ashley Bathgate
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Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. Commissioned work supported by the Chamber Landscapes Commissioning Circle.
Daniel Yeadon, cello Thomas Gould, violin Brendan Joyce, violin Caroline Henbest, viola Erkki Veltheim, viola Kirsty McCahon, double bass Neal Peres Da Costa, harpsichord Marshall McGuire, Baroque triple harp Genevieve Lacey, recorder Jim Atkins, sound design
Daniel Yeadon, cello
Daniel Yeadon is exceptionally versatile as a cellist and viola da gamba player and is a passionate chamber musician. He is currently a Scholarly Teaching Fellow at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and in addition he enjoys a part time role as a performer and educator in the ACO.
Thomas Gould, violin
British violinist Thomas Gould has forged an unusually varied career that encompasses directing, leading, playing concertos, chamber and new music, and also working in jazz and other non-classical genres. He has performed in Australia extensively before as guest director of ACO Collective and guest principal 2nd violin in ACO, soloist with WASO, and on tour with the UK’s Aurora Orchestra.
Brendan Joyce, violin
Brendan Joyce is Violinist, Leader and Artistic Director of Camerata--Queensland's acclaimed chamber orchestra, based in Brisbane. He curates the ensemble’s renowned programming and his leadership of Camerata has been described in The Australian as “indefatigable”, having led its first recordings, tours, broadcasts, residencies and collaborations. In 2013 he was named by the Queensland State government as a Culture Champion.
Caroline Henbest, viola
Caroline is based in Melbourne and is on the resident faculty at ANAM where she teaches the viola and chamber music. As a performer, she can regularly be heard around Australia including at the Stradbroke Island, Music By the Springs and Townsville Festivals. Caroline is a part time member of the ACO.
Kirsty McCahon, double bass
Bass player, educator, curator, environmentalist, mother and passionate advocate for the arts. Kirsty’s artistic practice is inspired by the universal language of the arts across old and new forms. From the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, to the Brodsky Quartet, to the Australian World Orchestra, and collaborations with luminaries such as David Malouf and Elena Kats-Chernin, Kirsty is recognised as one of Australia’s finest with a Churchill Fellowship and a Fellowship at the University of Melbourne.
Neal Peres Da Costa, harpsichord
Neal Peres Da Costa is Professor of Historical Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. A world-recognised performing scholar, his publications include Off the Record: Performing Practices in Romantic Piano Playing (OUP, 2012), Brahms’s Duo Sonatas for Bärenreiter (2015/16) and numerous commercial recordings. Recipient of an ARIA Fine Arts award (2008), he is chief investigator in an ARC Discovery Project (2017-2019).
Marshall McGuire, Baroque triple harp
Acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpists in contemporary and baroque repertoire, Marshall McGuire studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music, London. He has performed as soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, English String Orchestra, Les Talens Lyriques, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony and the Australia Ensemble.
Genevieve Lacey, recorder
Genevieve Lacey is a musician working in many contexts, with all kinds of people. She creates large-scale collaborative works across radio, film, dance, theatre and public art, and has premiered scores of works, written for her. She’s a recorder virtuoso, artistic director, spokesperson and leader, with a significant recording catalogue and a career as an international artist.
Jim Atkins designs and mixes sound for a host of live and recorded situations nationally and internationally. Recent highlights include One Infinity (Melbourne Festival); The Black Rider (Victorian Opera/Malthouse); En Masse and Pleasure Garden (Sydney Festival/ National Sawdust NY); Armand Van Helden (MSO); Satan Jawa (AsiaTOPA/ Berlin Festival); Between 8&9 (Chamber Made).
Erkki Veltheim (b. 1976 Finland) is an Australian composer and performer, whose practice spans improvisation, notated music, electroacoustic composition, audio visual installation and multidisciplinary performance. His works have been performed by London Sinfonietta, defunensemble (Finland), Soundstream Collective and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and he has collaborated closely on multiple projects with fellow musicians Anthony Pateras, Scott Tinkler and Gurrumul Yunupingu.