Off and on

Davidson, Robert (2005) Off and on. New Farm, QLD, Australia, Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Author Davidson, Robert
Title Off and on
Place of publication New Farm, QLD, Australia
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Publisher Brisbane Powerhouse
Publication date 2005-10-02
Series Topology concert series
Total pages 1 Musical composition
Subject 190406 Music Composition
Formatted Abstract/Summary
A five-minute open-ended composition for improvising and non-improvising musicians, this work facilitates cross-genre collaboration between jazz and classical artists. It was composed specifically for collaborative work between Topology and Misinterprotato, and was premiered in concert on 2 October 2005 at the Brisbane Powerhouse. The work explores ways of composing for very specific contexts, responding to the resources available in a particular group of artists, and is thereby research into the pertinent question of how musicians work together in the current proliferation of cross-genre collaborative approaches.

Sun 02 Oct 2005: Collaborations
New collaborative compositions by Australia’s leading new music ensemble Topology, with the vital young improv piano trio Misinterprotato.

While Topology have been forging their own 21st-century take on chamber music, Misinterprotato have been working out their unique interpretation of the classic jazz lineup: the piano trio. The two groups have a big overlap in their musical tastes - it's a natural collaboration.

You'll be treated to some new music specially composed for the combination along with some of the most rhythmically-charged music in each band's repertoire. John Babbage messes with your rhythmic footings in a collection of metrical teases - Difference Engine's machine gets out of control, as do the malfunctioning codes of Millennium Bug. In NRG, Gerry Brophy riffs on a pattern that never quite repeats, permuting its way to climax. Robert Davidson takes JFK's light-hearted banter with General Eisenhower to construct his frenetic grooves, and Jim Chapman looks simultaneously to New York and South Africa. Sean Foran takes a cue from Steve Reich while exploring his own "contemplative yet driving" melodic style.

Duration: 2 hrs

Keyword Collaboration
Chamber music
Live Performance of Creative Works - Music

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Created: Fri, 21 Oct 2011, 08:54:41 EST by Dr Robert Davidson on behalf of School of Music