First Stones

Date: 19 November 2011
Venue: Music Workshop, Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Presented in collaboration with the New Music Network

First Stones is Halcyon’s inaugural chamber song project for emerging composers.  This is a wonderful opportunity for emerging Australian composers to explore the intimate realm of vocal chamber music under the mentorship of one of Australia’s leading contemporary art music ensembles.  Nine new composers; nine new works. Nine talented young composers will develop new works throughout the year, under the mentorship of Halcyon and composer Elliott Gyger. Come and hear their final works performed by Halcyon on November 19 and prepare to be surprised, challenged and delighted by fresh ideas!  

Featuring new works by emerging composers Damian Griffin, Lachlan Hughes, Nicole Murphy, Pedro Oliveira Woolmer, Anastasia Pahos, Peggy Polias, Owen Salome, James Wade and Chris Williams, commissioned by Halcyon for our 2011 First Stones project

Nicole Murphy - Temple Bell
James Wade - The Voice Of The Ancient Bard
Owen Salome - The Queen
Anastasia Pahos - Seeking Eurydice
Chris Williams - that a circle, this a line
Elliott Gyger - Petit Testament
Lachlan Hughes - Lines Drawn Of My Cartilage
Damian Griffin - Fzzzt-pop!
Peggy Polias - Digital Lullaby
Pedro Oliveira - In Eternity

Alison Morgan  soprano  Jenny Duck-Chong  mezzo soprano  Diana Springford  clarinets  Geoffrey Gartner  cello  Genevieve Lang  harp  Sally Whitwell  piano

Broadcast by ABC Classic FM Friday 13 January 2012, 10.30pm