Bayside Composer in Residence
Evan Lawson & Forest Collective
Forest Collective, led by Evan Lawson Artistic Director, was established as an artist collective by a group of emerging performing and visual artists in 2009 to facilitate thrilling cross-pollinating events in unorthodox venues and performance contexts. Forest Collective became a not for profit, multi-disciplinary arts organisation in 2012.
Since its first season Forest Collective has gone on to sell out performances at Melbourne Recital Centre, La Mama Court House, National Gallery of Victoria, Abbotsford Convent, Burrinja Cultural Centre and as a part of Metropolis New Music Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Program 2 - Evan Lawson & Forest Collective:
Allotropy with Rosemary Ball
Program update - 26/08/2016
"We are disappointed to announce that due to severe sickness Rosemary Ball will be unable to perform this weekend with Allotropy! The performance will still be going ahead as planned with some minor changes.
Evan Lawson's new work, Sirens, was originally conceived without voice, and will be performed by the quartet alone. Paul Stanhope's Sea Chronicles will now be performed by the remarkable Soprano, Sian Prior.
Allotropy! is delighted to perform the world premiere of Joe Chindamo's new string quartet The Fitzroy Tales - Six Scenes for String Quartet and the Australian premiere of Thomas Larcher's Madhares, along with Dulcie Holland's Salute to Jacques for string quartet.
Allotropy!'s two surprise guests are Emma Hunt on violin (currently touring with Melbourne Chamber Orchestra) and Michelle John (a well known freelance cellist with groups such as Orchestra Victoria and who has a keen interest in new music), who will perform with Kat Tsyrlin (violin) and Beatrix Pickett (viola).
"Here's to all things new and old, and the fusion of the two!" - Kat Tsylin, Allotropy!
We wish Rosemary the very best in her recovery and look forward to seeing you all on Saturday to experience the other amazing works on the program."
Saturday 27 August at 2:15pm
Brighton Town Hall, Cnr of Wilson and Carpenter Streets, Brighton
Allotropy Pop-up String Quartet will be joined by soprano Rosemary Ball in a concert of works featuring Australian and world premieres including Sirens by Evan Lawson. Sirens draws upon the ancient story of Orpheus and is based on section of the odyssey where Orpheus saves the members of the Argonaut from the singing of the sirens by playing the lyre. This work explores the sirens - putting each member of the string quartet and the soprano in locations around the room from where they call back and forth to each other.
This program is a community art project by Evan Lawson, ‘composer in residence’ at Bayside City Council’s Billilla Mansion Artists’ studio’s program in association with Bayside’s 2016 Resonance Music Series.
'Allotropy! with Rosemary Ball is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria’.
This program will feature world premiere music by Evan LAWSON - Sirens, and Joe CHINDAMO, also featured will be, Australian favourite, Dulcie HOLLAND, Paul STANHOPE and an Australian premiere by Thomas LARCHER - Madhares String Quartet No 3.
Dulcie HOLLAND | Salute to Jacques | 5 min
Evan LAWSON | Sirens | For soprano and string quartet | World Premiere | 12 min
Thomas LARCHER | Madhares String Quartet No. 3 | Australian Premiere | 11 min
Joe CHINDAMO | The Fitzroy Tales - Six Scenes for string quartet | World Premiere | 12 min
Paul STANHOPE | Sea Chronicles | For soprano and string quartet | 18 min
Emma HUNT* - violin
Katriona TSYRLIN - violin
Beatrix PICKETT - viola
Michelle JOHN* - cello
*denotes guest musician
with Rosemary BALL - soprano
Conducted by Evan LAWSON
Tickets: Free event
Bookings: Bookings recommended at http://www.trybooking.com/184543
Interval Refreshment: Tea, coffee & biscuits will be available at $4 per person with all proceeds going to the Australian Red Cross.
Kat Tsyrlin and Rosemary Ball.
Members of Forest Collective.
Program 1 - Evan Lawson & Forest Collective:
We All Fall Down
Saturday 16 April 11:30am to 2:30pm
Billilla Mansion Gardens, 26 Halifax St, Brighton
An interactive, family-friendly, fairy tale event where classical and new music meets dance.
Image: Courtesy of Forest Collective
Composer, Evan Lawson | Tanya Vincent, Musical Director & flutes
Shelley des Vos, flutes | Angela Ballin, choreographer
Join forces with Forest Collective to perform mini-shows throughout the day.
The event coincides with the Billilla Mansion Artist Studios open day and the Bayside Design Market so there will be plenty to see and do. This program is a community art project by Evan Lawson, ‘composer in residence’ at Bayside City Council’s, Billilla Mansion Artists' studios.
Tickets: Free event
Bookings: no booking required.
Tanya Vincent, Kat Tsyrlin, Evan Lawson and Rosemary Ball.
To Forest Collective for creating such a fairy-tale atmosphere at the Bayside Artist in Residence Open Day. Below are some pictures taken during their pop-up sessions.
All Open Day images courtesy:
Page last updated: 26 Aug 2016