Rent A Classical New World (2004)

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On Friday 13 February 2004 Australian, Belgium and Dutch composers presented a program of large ensemble works and non-traditional chamber music at the World Wide Warehouse in Collingwood. The unique event combined new compositions with some of Australiais finest virtuosic musicians including Michael Kieren-Harvey on piano, and the sensationally choreographed percussion piece Table Music by Thierry de Mey.

Holy Vessels
A short film inspired by Aldous Huxley's novel Ape and Essencei. Text and Images Mendel Hardeman Music Kate Neal Quintet.
Digit # 2
Theatrical piano duo, morphing a contemporary cluster-piece into a virtuosic clapping game. Mayke Nas Duo.
Table Music
Exhilarating choreography for three pairs of hands on an amplified table, using classical gestures (like canons and fugues) in reference to the Baroque tradition of "tafelmusik". Thierry de Mey Trio.
Val Camonica Pieces: Roccia
A work that recollects fragments from the vast array of ancient rock incisions found in northern Italy's Camonica Valley. Featuring Michael Kieren-Harvey on piano and David Young Quartet.
Very fast and cheerful little woodwind piece in an entrada-like fanfare-style. Mayke Nas Trio.
Rabid Bay
Dynamic new work for large ensemble and piano. Featuring Michael Kieren-Harvey on piano and Kate Neal Ensemble.
I Asked for It
Piece for four chalkboards based on the famous text "Self-Accusation" by the Austrian playwright Peter Handke Mayke Nas. Video installations by Natasha Anderson, Bianca Hester, Simon Tirrell, Kristi Monfries.
Kate Neal Quintet, Mayke Nas Duo, Thierry de Mey Trio, Michael Kieren-Harvey, David Young Quartet, Mayke Nas Trio, Kate Neal Ensemble, Natasha Anderson, Bianca Hester, Simon Tirrell, Kristi Monfries, Peter Handke Mayke Nas
Kim Lyon, Gary Peet
Quantum Leap
Documentary, Music & Musicals, Performing Arts, Special Interest
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