Saturday 29 June, 2019
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Hanson Dyer Hall, The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Dance Perspectives, showcases motifs of dance in music from a broad range of cultures and styles, while celebrating the work by Australian composers. John Carmichael’s Latin American Dances celebrates the music of South America across four contrasting movements. Matthew Hindson’s Ignition: Positive playfully uses rhythmic themes from energetic night club techno music. Much of the musical material in J.S. Bach’s Concerto for violin in A minor, BWV 1041, is derived from dance motifs; particularly that of the lively third movement, allegro assai, which is in the form of triple-metered gigue
Australian saxophonist Justin Kenealy and Australian pianist Coady Green formed Duo Eclettico in 2018 after meeting as members of the performance teaching staff at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne. After working together on recordings of Kenealy’s own Bach transcriptions for saxophone, the duo realized a shared commitment to the exploration and promotion of works for saxophone and piano. They are now preparing for the release of a recording of Australian works for saxophone and piano which will include several new commissions and arrangements and will highlight the ensemble’s ongoing involvement with new Australian work.