Duo Eclettico: Hofmeyr, Edwards/Neville & Martin
Tue 31 October @ 18:00 - 19:00$40 – $50
Duo Eclettico celebrate the magical, the ethereal, the demonic, and the ‘other’, with works from South Africa and Australia. Hendrik Hofmeyr, arguably South Africa’s most celebrated living composer, is represented with Necromancer, a virtuosic yet beautifully colourful work evoking the magic of a necromancer, in Hofmeyr’s writing a symbol for LGBTIQ+ sexuality and attempted repression of this by traditional conservative forces.
Paired with Ross Edwards’ Full Moon Dances, in a stunning arrangement for saxophone, piano and percussion by Peter Neville. Edwards depicts the universal Moon Goddess incarnate, source of plant life and protector of the environment, performing a series of ritual healing ceremonies.
The recital culminates in the world premiere of Caerwen Martin’s major new work for soprano saxophone and piano, The Witch of Kings Cross, about a fascinating real-life figure – Rosaleen Norton.