Adelaide Festival 28 February - 16 March 2014

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Tectonics Adelaide / Grainger Studio

Curated and conducted by Ilan Volkov

Featuring the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

Over two marathon days, Tectonics Adelaide showcases revolutionary composers and legendary musicians in a program curated and conducted by Ilan Volkov with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

Premiering new works by Australians Jon Rose, Elena Kats-Chernin, Matthew Shlomowitz and James Rushford; and Italian composer Giuliano d’Angiolini, Tectonics also includes the pioneering works of David Ahern, Iannis Xenakis and Giacinto Scelsi with performances by Aki Takahashi, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Soundstream and Oren Ambarchi.



Program 1 – Orchestral
After Mallarmé, David Ahern
Listening Styles, Matthew Shlomowitz
(World Premiere – Festival Commission)
Elastic Band, Elena Kats-Chernin/Jon Rose – soloist Jon Rose
(World Premiere – Festival Commission)

Program 2 – Works for piano
Morsima-Amorsima, Iannis Xenakis – Soundstream
Cinque Incantesimi, Giacinto Scelsi – Aki Takahashi
Finale, Giuliano d’Angiolini – Aki Takahashi (World Premiere)
Mists, Iannis Xenakis – Aki Takahashi
Un Adieu, Giacinto Scelsi – Aki Takahashi

Program 3 – Orchestral
I presagi, Giacinto Scelsi
Aurora, Iannis Xenakis
Anagamin, Giacinto Scelsi
Stereo/Mono, David Ahern – Jim Denley with Byron Scullin
Akrata, Iannis Xenakis
New work for guitar and ensemble, Oren Ambarchi – soloist Oren Ambarchi

*program subject to change


Composers’ Notes

Matthew Shlomowitz

Elena Kats-Chernin/Jon Rose

Oren Ambarchi

David Ahern – Essay

Read article: Tectonics: radically redefining the orchestra


Jim Denley

Presented by Adelaide Festival in partnership with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

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Grainger Studio

Sun 9 Mar 2.30pm

5 hours


Two days
Adult $79, Friends $67
Concession $67
Fringe Benefits $45

One day
Adult $49, Friends $42
Concession $42
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.

Access Details

Wheelchair Access