Excerpt from Customs House Concert, 1981
Excerpt from Customs House Concert
Friday July 10, 1981
Excerpt 1: Elliott Carter, Musicians Wrestle Everywhere (1948), chorus.
Excerpt 2: Graham Hair, Opening from In Ecclesiis (1981), soloists, choir and ensemble.
From the concert at the Customs House, Friday July 10, 1981.
Flederman Ensemble:Geoffrey Collins (flute), Christian Wojtowicz (cello), Simone de Haan (trombone), Graeme Leak (percussion), Carl Vine & Graham Hair (keyboards); with Jeffrey Crellin (oboe). Vocal soloists: Cindy John, Hartley Newnham, David Ashton-Smith, Peter Cox. The Astra Choir conducted by John McCaughey.
Click here for photographs of the performance and information about the Customs House, Melbourne.
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.