Excerpt from concert at the Meat Market, 24 July 1987
Excerpt from concert at the Meat Market, 24 July 1987Contributors
Excerpt 1: Lou Harrison, A Solemn Processional (1963)
Text: Prologue to “Le Roman de Rou” (12th C.)
Excerpt 2: Jeff Pressing, Constellation (1987)
trombone, percussion and electro-acoustic sounds.
From the concert at Meat Market Craft Centre, North Melbourne, Friday July 24, 1987.
The Astra Choir with soloists, instruments and cars, conducted by John McCaughey with the ensemble Pipeline and VCA trombone choir, directed by Simone De Haan.
Click here for photographs of the performance and information about the Meat Market Craft Centre.
For 30 years, the concerts of Astra Chamber Music Society have ranged around Melbourne’s architectural environment. Each concert has had a site-specific design that takes advantage of the marvellous visual qualities, spatial possibilities, and acoustic personality of each building. The music, in turn, contributes a new quality to the perception of the buildings, now experienced by audiences as a sounding space - an area where cultural issues from music’s history are traversed, and new ideas in Australian composition are explored.