Rmit Presents Rare Electro-acoustic Greats

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RMIT presents rare electro-acoustic greats 

Performers from RMIT University’s SIAL Sound Studios will present the Australian

premiere of the last work composed by electro-acoustic visionary Karlheinz

Stockhausen, as part of a concert series at the new Melbourne Recital Centre.

The three Spatial Sound Concerts start on Friday, 20 February, and will give

audiences the chance to hear the works of three of the greats of 20th century

experimental music – Stockhausen, Xenakis and Luigi Nono.

Sound designer and RMIT senior lecturer, Lawrence Harvey, said the multi-

channel surround sound concerts, featuring international guest artists Michael

Fowler, Stuart Gerber and Graeme Jennings, were the culmination of four years of

work at the SIAL Sound Studios. 

“Just as experimental art pushes visual boundaries, these are concerts that push

our aural boundaries,” Mr Harvey said.

“These musicians composed with sound, moving beyond instrumental music, and

their work is rarely performed live in Australia.

“It’s an incredible opportunity for us to present the works of these iconic electro-

acoustic composers in their full glory, in this amazing new music venue.”


The Spatial Sound Concerts, Melbourne Recital Centre

The Stockhausen Electro-acoustic Concert

Kontakte (1960), Cosmic Pulses (2007), Synthi-Fou (1991)

Artists: Michael Fowler (piano and keyboards), Stuart Gerber (percussion), Jeffrey

Hannam (sound projection)

Date: Friday, 20 February, 7.30pm. Cost: $50 ($30 concession)

Xenakis Electro-Acoustic Works

Gendy 3, Andromeda, Hibiki-Hanna-Ma

Artist: Lawrence Harvey (sound diffusion)

Date: Tuesday, 24 February, 10.30pm. Cost: $50 ($30 concession)

Luigi Nono Concert

La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura 

Artists: Graeme Jennings (violin), Lawrence Harvey (sound diffusion)

Date: Friday, 3 April, 10pm. Cost: $30 ($20 concession)

Since opening in 2004, RMIT’s SIAL Sound Studios have become a focus for

research and projects in spatial sound design, soundscape studies, acoustic

design and contemporary music. 

For more information: 

For interviews: Lawrence Harvey, (03) 9925 9786 or 0402 350 509.

For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Gosia Kaszubska, (03) 9925 3176 or 0417 510 735.

10 February, 2009

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