Topology and Gerard Brophy: Sheer nylon dances

Topology, Brophy, Gerard and Davidson, Robert (2008) Topology and Gerard Brophy: Sheer nylon dances. New Farm, QLD, Australia, Brisbane Powerhouse.

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Author Topology
Brophy, Gerard
Davidson, Robert
Title Topology and Gerard Brophy: Sheer nylon dances
Formatted title
Topology and Gerard Brophy: Sheer nylon dances
Place of publication New Farm, QLD, Australia
Publisher Brisbane Powerhouse
Publication date 2008-10-05
Total pages 1 musical performance
Language eng
Subject 2102 Curatorial and Related Studies
190407 Music Performance
Live Performance of Creative Work - Music
Formatted Abstract/Summary
One of Australia’s best-respected composers, Gerard Brophy, brings his new work to Brisbane for the first time when Topology presents their all-Brophy program.

Gerard Brophy has a sensual, erotic streak running through his music. This becomes quite direct in pieces like Sheer Nylon Dances, scored for strings and “fetishised piano”, the familiar instrument’s sonorities transformed by rubber insertions.

Other works, including his just-finished oboe quintet, embrace the lyrical, passionate sensations made available by the glowing sound colours of string quartet and oboe. (Topology will be joined by five outstanding guest artists.)

In mid career, Gerard Brophy transformed his musical language, moving away from the challenging, angular abstractions of late modernism towards a concern with music that inhabits the body – celebrating rhythmic vitality, tracing caressing melodic contours, exploring luscious sound textures.

Topology’s aesthetic outlook has much in common with this approach. The expanded ensemble will perform six recent Brophy works, including mFm, Sheer Nylon Dances, Room of the Saints, À flor da pele, We Bop and the brand new oboe quintet.

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