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Consort of Melbourne: Gunn & de Machaut

24 February @ 20:30 - 21:30

$24 – $44

The much-awaited Melbourne premiere of The Ascendant by Wally Gunn (music) and Maria Zajkowski (text). This astounding piece for eight voices and drumkit effortlessly combines elements from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music with ‘the angularity and clarity of rock music harmonies and forms’, in the composer’s own words. Between the movements of this work, the musical textures and devices used by Gunn – hockets, canons, rounds and ostinato – are echoed in Le lai de la fonteinne by Medieval master Guillaume de Machaut. This concert was originally scheduled for August 2021, but postponed due to COVID restrictions.

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Athenaeum 2 Upstairs (& online)
188 Collins St
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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