Bel Canto

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Bel Canto

Argonaut Ensemble

SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
9:00PM
ULUMBARRA THEATRE (onstage)
$25

Vagus Correspondences (2019) WP
JESSICA ASZODI | KATHRYN WILLIAMS 

THE BOOK OF MATTHEW (2016) AP
LARRY GOVES: Music and video
Matthew Welton: Text

BEL CANTO (2010) AP
CASSANDRA MILLER

Vagus Correspondences uses breath, voice and the human nervous system as metaphors for inter-personal communication and influence. In The Book of Matthew, the voice of the listener is called upon to fill in the gaps, as text and sound powerfully affect each other in a co-mingling of poetry with instrumental colour. Cassandra Miller’s Bel Canto uses two ensembles playing simultaneously to create a living, aging portrait of Maria Callas that draws inspiration from her live recording of Vissi d’arte. The works of this Argonaut Ensemble concert each invite a reconsideration of portraiture, voice, bodies and the nature of beauty.


ARGONAUT ENSEMBLE

Jessica ASZODI, Performer | Soprano 
Mauricio CARRASCO, Guitar
Phoebe GREEN, Viola
Rebecca LANE, Alto Flute
Michael LICHNOVKSY, Saxophone
Mark MENZIES, Violin
David MORAN, Cello
Michiko OGAWA, Clarinet
Kathryn WILLIAMS, Performer | Flute


Bel Canto is supported by Creative Victoria, Creative New Zealand, Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Greater Bendigo. Larry Goves’ appearance at BIFEM is supported by Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Kathryn Williams’ appearance at BIFEM is supported by the University of Huddersfield.

Jason Tavener