Be prepared for a sonic adventure when The Joan presents the world premiere of Secrets through a Soundglass. Exploring texture in sound and silence, this unique performance features the Sydney Art Quartet [Facebook] in its debut appearance at The Joan, presenting five new works in its playful style, deftly side-stepping cliché and orthodoxy.
Each piece in Secrets through a Soundglass focuses on the shape of natural sound – as well as silence and quiet spaces. These come to life, as imagined by the composers, filled with expectation and emotion, bringing audience members along for the ride.
Written for violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano by acclaimed composers Felicity Wilcox, Christina Green, Peggy Polias, Catherine Golden and Dan Thorpe; Secrets through a Soundglass takes its cues from experimental music of the 20th and 21st centuries, as researched by Sean Botha at Western Sydney University.
Praised by Limelight Magazine for its “gripping intensity”, the Sydney Art Quartet has gained a following for its quirky presentations of exquisite music. Five to five-hundred-year-old compositions, presented through the prisms of taste, words, light, portraiture and sightlessness. Fabulous fusions that will increase your sensory experience exponentially. Music making & guest artists of the highest calibre.
Joined by Daniel Thorpe (piano) and Catherine Golden (double bass), they’ll present the music as the art of sound, “like you’ve never heard before”.