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HOMOPHONIC! 2017!

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Tickets and details available here.

Homophonic! is back for it’s 6th fabulous year. Come join us at La Mama Courthouse for an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists, homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

Classical music has a rich heritage of LGBT musicians and composers, and this concert is celebrating the legacy of those artists by performing the work of 20th and 21st century queer composers, in an exciting program featuring famously gay composers alongside new Australian music that is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer. And we’re thrilled to be back at La Mama Courthouse, in the bosom of experimental art making of Melbourne.

This year we have a new solo work for Viola by Nirmali Fenn, written for and performed by Phoebe Green; a delectable low trio of two bass flutes and cello by Madelyn Byrne; and an exciting new septet by Marc Yeats, among other treats for your ears.

We’re bringing the disco ball to the concert hall! Come along to hear some of Melbourne’s most in demand classical musicians play some outlandishly fabulous music, and experience the sound world of the LGBT composers of today.

Performers: Ben Opie, Laila Engle, Kim Tan, Belinda Woods, Edward Ferris, Sydney Braunfeld, Allison Wright, Zachary Johnston, Merewyn Bramble, Phoebe Green, Jennifer Mills, Stephanie Arnold, Justine Anderson, Matthew Horsely, Laura Tanata, and Miranda Hill.

Conductor: Steven Hodgson.

Composers: Nirmali Fenn, Marc Yeats, Alex Temple, Amadeus Regucera, Andrew Aronowicz, Naima Fine, Madelyn Byrne, Pauline Oliveros,

Directed and presented by Miranda Hill.

 

It’s a Monday and Tuesday night in January! What better time to come enjoy a degustation of new musical creations? It’s sure to become your new favourite midsumma tradition.

See you there!

<3, Team Homophonic!

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Come on in!

Oh gosh! It’s that time of year again! Homophonic is back for it’s 5th amazing year.

We’re thrilled to be back again at La Mama theatre in Carlton, and have been feverishly researching amazing queer composers for your listening pleasure.

Book tickets here!

Featuring works by:

Samuel Barber, Lou Harrison, Naima Fine, Benjamin Britten, Kryztina Eira, Billy Strayhorn and more…

Performed by:

Benjamin Anderson, Andrew Collyer, Scott Dundson, Nat GrantMiranda Hill, Steven Hodgson, Gemma HorburyMatthew Horsley, Mark Leece, Kaylie Melville, Jennifer Mills, Ben Opie, Ben Owen, Ian Travers,  Hamish Upton, John Werekta, Belinda Woods,

Feb 1st and 2nd (That’s a monday and tuesday night! You can’t possibly be double booked!)

Homophonic!

Homophonic! is back! for it’s 3rd fabulous year. 24th and 25th of January at the La Mama Carlton Courthouse. 7:30 pm.

Tickets can be purchased here!
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3 Shades Black, La Mama, and the Midsumma Festival are proud to present Homophonic!, an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists, homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

Classical music has a rich heritage of LGBT musicians and composers, and this concert is celebrating the legacy of artists such as Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Copland and Cage, by performing the work of 20th and 21st century queer composers, in an exciting program that is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.

We’re bringing the disco ball to the concert hall! Come along to hear some of Melbourne’s most in demand classical musicians play some outlandishly fabulous music, and experience the sound world of the LGBT composers of today.

Featuring music by: David Chisholm*, Naima Fine*+, Wally Gunn*+, Joelle Leandre, Luke Paulding*, Ethel Smyth, Sally Whitwell* and Charles Wuorinen.

*Australian Composer

+Premiere performance

Performers: Anna-Louise Cole, Aviva Endean, Laila Engle, Phoebe Green, Miranda Hill, Matthew Horsely, Zachary Johnston, Jennifer Mills, Jennifer Morrish, Ben Opie, Luke Paulding, Zoey Pepper, Dan Richardson.

Directed by Miranda Hill.

3 Shades Black presents Moving Scores as part of the Auckland Fringe.

Friday 22nd of February,

8pm, Mt Eden Village Community Hall.

Cnr Mt Eden Rd and Ngauruhoe St

Entry by Koha.

We will be performing new scores by New Zealand artists, Julian Maher, Celeste Oram, and Paul Smith, alongside works from Australian composers and film makers.

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Moving Scores Beijing. Mao Live House.

Performers:

Miranda Hill, Double Bass,

Alisa Willis, Flute,

Yvette Audain, Saxophone,

Paul Smith, Percussion,

Michael Weiss, Cello,

Charmian Keay, Violin,

Sophia Acheson, Viola,

Helen Acheson, Voice,

Donald Nicholls, Clarinet,

Casey Gsell, Bassoon,

3 Shades Black presents Moving Scores; a night of experimental film and music making. New films made by visual artists and composers will be screened and performed as graphic scores by Melbourne’s exciting ensemble of contemporary music specialists.

Moving Scores is taking experimental music notation and putting it in motion. We’ve taken the map and made it a GPS.

Come to the Mt Eden Community Village hall on 22/2 to hear the image and see the music!

While joining film and music is familiar, this blending of scores and film is taking a new and exciting direction in the melding of sometimes disparate creative worlds.

Graphic scores take traditional music notation and remove the rules. The stave lines and clefs have as much meaning as the note heads themselves. These scores, which are art in themselves, are traditionally static images. This show is exploring how the scores and performances will change when the scores are in motion.

John Cage said that ‘music is all around us’ and this project takes that a whole step further. Birds in flight, train tracks, the detail on the back pocket of your jeans, an ultrasound, a sunrise. These are all images we know in one context, and would be given a whole new outlook by being read as a score.
Film makers and Composers have created short moving scores, which will be projected so the audience will be able to see the scores and the ensemble, and see the music as it happens.

Visual artists, Composers and performers have different concepts of “structure”, and the juxtaposition of the art forms will lead to some unexpected interpretations. While the musical approach to each piece is discussed and rehearsed by the ensemble, there is always room for interpretation, and no two performances are the same.

Immersion!

Immersion!

3 Shades Black and the Melbourne Fringe Festival present Immersion. A night of music to bask in, just lie back and let the musicians surround you.Don’t miss this unique experience, with music from minimalism to renaissance chant. Finally! A chance to experience this music as a concert hall won’t allow. Mingle with the music and surround yourself with sound.
Bring a pillow, relax in a beanbag, lie at the feet of a tenor, enjoy a drink and be ensconced in our sound world.

3 Shades Black is made up of some of Melbourne’s finest classical musicians. We specialise in making contemporary and experimental classical music accessible and enjoyable to everyone. Come see why we love this music so much!Program: In C, Terry Riley,
De Profundis: Arvo Part,
Viderunt omnes: Pérotin
Cocoon: Nat Grant. (Premiere)

Tickets at the Fringe website or at the door:http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/immersion/

(the website says different programs each night. It lies! The same amazing program will be available for your ears on Wed 10th and Friday the 12th)

Performers:
Miranda Hill,
Dan Richardson,
Ruby Paskas,
Laila Engle,
SuYing Aw,
Leah Scholes,
Nat Grant,
Yvette Audain,
Rosie Savage,                                                                                                                                                           Zachary Johnston,                                                                                                                                                       Arwen Johnston,                                                                                                                                                           Jarrod Butler,                                                                                                                                                             Phoebe Green.

Melbourne Chamber Voices:

Steven Hodgson (dir.)
John Weretka
Ben Owen
Jacob Lawrence
Daniel Thomson
Matthew Thomson

Homophonic!

Did you know that America’s greatest love story set to music, West Side Story, was written and choreographed by 4 gay men?

Did you know that letters exist between Tchaikovsky and his brother Modest which include the line “I even went to Bulatov’s country estate, and his house is nothing but a pederastic bordello. As if it were not enough that I had been there, I fell in love as a cat with his coachman !!! “

Did you know Poulenc referred to his “Parisian sexuality” in letters, and openly identified as a gay man?

Have you ever listened to the music of Britten or Barber and seen nothing in the program notes about their long term male partners?

Then Homophonic is the concert for you!

3 Shades Black and the Midsumma Festival is proud to present Homophonic, an evening of new classical music by queer composers. Celebrating sapphic symphonists and homosexual harmonies, and the long and proud tradition of composers being as gay as the day is long.

The gays and the arts have always gone together, and this concert celebrates that long standing tradition, and highlights the contribution made to modern classical music. With a program featuring established composers alongside young Melbourne artists, Homophonic is sure to entertain and enlighten even the most experienced concert goer.

Performed by an ensemble of Melbourne’s most in demand musicians, and featuring Melbourne composers alongside more established names. We’re bringing the disco ball to the concert hall!!

Program includes:

Outline, by Pauline Oliveros.
Breathing through a hole, by Amy Bastow.
Beneath, by Naima Fine.
‘Aquarium’, by John Cage.
Simulcast, by Rick Burkhardt.
There might have been a time, by Wally Gunn.

and some surprise guests.

Ensemble: The Atticus String Quartet, Miranda Hill, Leila Engle, Joshua de Graaf, Dan Richardson, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Ruby Paskas, Phoebe Green, Ed Ferris, Stephanie Kabanyana, Bettina Crimmins, and Emma Sullivan.

Thursday the 2nd of February, 2012. 7:30pm.
Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall. Melbourne. $20/15

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.midsumma.org.au or at the door. (But
buy in advance! It’s good for my stress levels)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Homophonic!

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3 Shades Black is excited to announce our next performance as part of the Midsumma Festival in 2012.

Homophonic: New music by Queer composers. Featuring local Melbourne composers as well as more established names from the 21st Century with a few surprise visits from the long and proud history of classical musicians being gay as the day is long.

Tickets now on sale! One night only, and limited seating.

http://www.midsumma.org.au/component/jevents/icalrepeat.detail/2011/11/21/1730/-/

Moving Scores!

Moving Scores

3 Shades Black presents Moving Scores; a night of experimental film and music making. New films made by visual artists and composers will be screened and performed as graphic scores by Melbourne’s exciting ensemble of contemporary music specialists.

Moving Scores is taking experimental music notation and putting it in motion. We’ve taken the map and made it a GPS.

Come to the Northcote Town Hall on 1st Oct to hear the image and see the music!

While joining film and music is familiar, this blending of scores and film is taking a new and exciting direction in the melding of sometimes disparate creative worlds.

Graphic scores take traditional music notation and remove the rules. The stave lines and clefs have as much meaning as the note heads themselves. These scores, which are art in themselves, are traditionally static images. This show is exploring how the scores and performances will change when the scores are in motion.

John Cage said that ‘music is all around us’ and this project takes that a whole step further. Birds in flight, train tracks, the detail on the back pocket of your jeans, an ultrasound, a sunrise. These are all images we know in one context, and would be given a whole new outlook by being read as a score.
Film makers and Composers have created short moving scores, which will be projected so the audience will be able to see the scores and the ensemble, and see the music as it happens.

Visual artists, Composers and performers have different concepts of “structure”, and the juxtaposition of the art forms will lead to some unexpected interpretations. While the musical approach to each piece is discussed and rehearsed by the ensemble, there is always room for interpretation, and no two performances are the same.

Ensemble members: Miranda Hill, Alisa Willis, Bettina Crimmins, Oscar Garrido de la Rosa, Ed Ferris, Aviva Endean, Stephanie Kabanyana, Danny Richardson.

Scores by: (not complete list!) Alison Bennett, Ali Hogg, Steven Hodgson, Yvette Audain, Kathryn Goldie, Amy Bastow, Adam Simmons and more!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/3-Shades-Black/119439134818059?ref=ts&sk=wall

Moving Scores
VENUE Northcote Town Hall – Main Hall 189 High St Northcote, VIC 3070
DATES: 1st October. TIME: 7.00pm (90min)
TICKETS Full: $15.00 Concession: $10.00 TO BOOK visit melbournefringe.com.au or call (03) 9660 9666