The ELISION Ensemble performance at RMIT Storey Hall on 30 April was totally, viscerally enthralling. And the musicianship superb!! The Australian premiere of Richard Barrett’s world-line cycle and the energetic, kinetic performance enthralled a full house at RMIT Storey Hall. We are still on a high.
ELISION, Australia’s International Contemporary Music Ensemble are Daryl Buckley, electric lap steel guitar; Tristram Williams, trumpet; Peter Neville, percussion.
The three movements of Richard Barrett’s world lines were commissioned for the RMIT Sonic Arts collection. ‘World-line’ is a term derived from the theory of relativity, and denotes the history of a particle or object as it passes through the dimensions of time and space.
As we were recording the performances for the RMIT Art Collection, the doors were shut during the performance and the audience was respectful of the event – not one cough, not one shuffle, not one mobile phone beep. Perfection!
Audiences also heard Timothy McCormack’s Heavy Matter, featuring Ben Marks, on solo trombone, and Liza Lim’s Weaver of Fictions featuring Genevieve Lacey, on solo Ganassi recorder. What pleasure in hearing – and watching – these consummate performances.
Ben Marks, on trombone, performing Timothy McCormack’s Heavy Matter. Photo: Vicki Jones Photography.