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Homophonic! 2015!

Come on in!

Come on in!

Homophonic! is back for it’s 4th fabulous year! Now with even more exclamation marks!

We’re so excited to be back at the always amazing La Mama Courthouse, and back in the loving arms of the La Mama Theatre and the Midsumma Festival. 

Featuring music by:   Benjamin Britten, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Naima Fine, Jennifer Higdon, and a few surprises…

Instrumentalists: Miranda Hill, Ben Opie, Phoebe Green, Zachary Johnston, Paul Zabrowny, Laila Engle, Dan Richardson, Louisa Trewartha, Allison Wright, Rob Shirley, Chris Farrands, Matthew Horsely, Nat Grant.

Vocal ensemble: Steven Hodgson, Katherine Norman, Ben Owen, Matthew Lorenzon, Jenny Barnes, Scott Dundson, John Weretka.

Book tickets here! 27th and the 28th of January. 730 pm.

What else are you doing on a Tuesday and Wednesday night after a public holiday?

Photos! Homophonic!

Photos taken by the amazing Ali Hogg.

What a great show! Thanks to all our amazing performers, audience, composers, La Mama, the Early Music Studio, and all the queer pioneers, past and present, who have allowed us to be free to put on ridiculously fabulous shows like this, today.

Luke Paulding

Luke Paulding

Born in the Middle East and raised in Melbourne, Luke Paulding is swiftly emerging as a prominent voice in Australia’s younger generation of composers.

Luke’s music has been performed and recorded throughout the UK, Ireland, France, the Middle East, Singapore and across much of Australia, by leading musicians and ensembles such as the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, ELISION Ensemble, Speak Percussion, Namascae Lemanic Modern Ensemble (France/Switzerland), ensemble interface(Germany), Aria Co., Quiver and Kupka’s Piano. He has received commissions from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, ELISION Ensemble, Speak, Chamber Made Opera, the Australian National Academy of Music, the Victorian College of the Arts, the Musical Society of Victoria, and his music has featured at the Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne Fringe, Metropolis Festival, Totally Huge New Music Festival and Castlemaine Festival. Also a trained pianist and tubist, Luke is a founding member and co-director of new music ensemble, Quiver, dedicated to innovative performances of contemporary art music.

In addition to composing concert music, Luke is passionate about collaborations with other artists and organisations on theatre, film, mixed-media and experimental art projects, such as the Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Queer Film Festival, Aphids, Theatreworks, and La Mama Theatre. His original music/sound-designs for theatre in particular are highly acclaimed and have attracted several Green Room Award nominations.

Luke has received support from the Australian Council for the Arts, the Cybec Foundation, Besen Family Foundation, IETM (international network for contemporary performing arts) and the Royaumont Foundation (France). His teachers have included Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, Brett Dean, Chris Dench and David Young. Luke is currently a Masters (Research) candidate at the University of Melbourne.

Luke is represented by the Australian Music Centre (http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/artist/paulding-luke)

 

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.