A historic evening with The NOISE – 7 composers gather to speak
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A historic evening with The NOISE – 7 composers gather to speak

“Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating.” John Cage, 1937 Next week, Sydney based string quartet The NOISE performs in Darlinghurst. The evening promises to be a historic one with 7 contemporary composers present. During the evening they…

A quartet of six
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A quartet of six

It’s a dream combination. A composer in the mainstream of her creativity handpicks a string quartet to make the premiere recording of her music and then coaches them in the way she wants to the music to sound. Add to this, a recording producer who understands implicitly what the composer wants and who has the formidable reputation as…

‘Fast Blue Village’: Kats-Chernin has the last laugh
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‘Fast Blue Village’: Kats-Chernin has the last laugh

Fast Blue Village has the perfect formula – an immensely popular living composer, an ensemble selected by her to record her music and a recording producer with a sharply honed instinct for how the composer wants her music to sound. The composer is Elena Kats-Chernin who heard the Acacia Ensemble play some of her music early in 2011. She decided they had the sound she…