Synergy Percussion, Grainger Quartet, William Barton Music by Barton, Brophy, Edwards, Grainger and Sculthorpe City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, NSW 17 October 2008 Music of William Barton, Gerard Brophy, Peter Sculthorpe, Percy Grainger and Ross Edwards, Karlheinz Stockhausen
This concert was a collaboration between two well known Australian chamber music ensembles, the Grainger Quartet and Synergy Percussion. Focusing mainly on Australian compositions, it also included an arrangement of Stockhausen's Tierkreis (Zodiac) by Grainger Quartet's James Cuddeford. Many challenges of a musical and logistical nature had to be solved in the execution of this collaboration, as string quartets and percussion emsembles are rarely required inhabit the same sonic and physical space.
Reviewed by Laura Mathison in the Australian Music Centre's Resonate Magazine.