Sound in Space... orchestra...Photograph: North Melbourne Town Hall (Orchestra Performance)... orchestra performed pieces by Hildegard von Bingen, Mauricio Kagel, Dieter Schnebel, Franz Liszt, Helen Gifford, Robert Schuman, Keith Humble and WA Mozart. No audio is available for this concert. Scots Church, Collins Street Baptist Church, and St Michaels...Listen to Excerpt 1: W.A. Mozart, Dixit Dominus (1780), choir & string orchestra from Vespers of the Confessor K.339, and Excerpt 2: Helen Gifford, Phantasma (1963) string orchestra. From the concert at North Melbourne Town Hall, North Melbourne ...
Music always interacts with the architecture in which it is heard.
Melbourne has some wonderful acoustic environments. Often, these spaces were built for other purposes – for example the splendid public and ecclesiastical buildings from the first 100 years of the city’s history, and more recent industrial constructions.
Exploiting ‘non-customized’ spaces for musical performance celebrates and explores our architectural heritage.
For 30 years, the concerts of Astra Chamber Music Society have ranged around Melbourne’s architectural environment. Each concert has had a site-specific design that takes advantage of the marvellous visual qualities, spatial possibilities, and acoustic personality of each building.
The music, in turn, contributes a new quality to the perception of the buildings, now experienced by audiences as a sounding space - an area where cultural issues from music’s history are traversed, and new ideas in Australian composition are explored.
In this story take a tour of some of Melbourne’s intimate, hidden spaces and listen to the music that has filled their walls.
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The Missing... of sent shivers up your spine, the orchestra consisted of 58 instruments, including 20 violins & cellos.” Abruptly in mid August the five companies of the Graves Detachment leave for England. Will spends his remaining days on demobilisation leave ...
When WW1 brought Australians face to face with mass death, a Red Cross Information Bureau and post-war graves workers laboured to help families grieve for the missing.
The unprecedented death toll of the First World War generated a burden of grief. Particularly disturbing was the vast number of dead who were “missing” - their bodies never found.
This film and series of photo essays explores two unsung humanitarian responses to the crisis of the missing of World War 1 – the Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau and the post-war work of the Australian Graves Detachment and Graves Services. It tells of a remarkable group of men and women, ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, who laboured to provide comfort and connection to grieving families in distant Australia.