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26 October, 2003, 8:00 pm
(Image – THREE 2003 by Nevin Hink).
Startling New Music from Turkey and Australia.
Isin Cakmakcioglu, Rachel Atkinson, Robert Chamberlain
in works by:
Ilhan Baran, Brigid Burke, Warren Burt, Dominik Karski, Christine McComb, Sidika Ozdil, Andrian Pertout, Adnan Saygun, Wendy Suiter, Peter Tahourdin, Ekrem Zeki Un.
This concert is the first Australian and Turkish contemporary music concert to be performed in Australia, in which Ottoman court music and Turkish folk music can be heard in the music of Turkish composer Ilhan Baran, alongside the industrial and spatial Not a Movement for solo cello by Australian Brigid Burke.
The pre-Anatolian times of Turks in Central Asia are evoked in Yudumluk by Ekrem Zeki Un, which creates the folk-like atmosphere of its title. Likewise, antiquity inspired Australian Dominik Karski, whose music uses the three instruments of the ensemble as the interweaving voices of the three Fates from ancient Greek mythology in his Threads of Fate.
Turkish female composer Sidika Ozdil’s music is influenced by both Turkish and western approaches in her 3D Poems. The violin, as well as his 75th birthday is celebrated in Peter Tahourdin’s Dialogue no 1. Exhibiting the finely crafted and refined nature of Tahourdin’s impressive musical technique, the piece is sure to be a highlight of the concert. Turkey’s beloved composer Ahmet Adnan Saygun died 12 years ago, and his work Horon is based on a characteristic dance of that name from the Black Sea region that is traditionally accompanied by the three-stringed kemence.
Other Australian works featured are Christine Anne McCombe’s Anregung, Wendy Suiter’s Carlin and Andrian Pertout’s Seeds of Passion. The concert also includes Warren Burt’s Piano Trio No 3: Bad Old Days of Self-Indulgent Chromaticism which was written as a response to a sentence in Norman Kay’s book on Shostakovich, and is a tribute to the great composer.
Sponsored by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission