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Wed, 31 May


Rosina Auditorium

Speak No Evil - ANAM

A short one hour concert with magical Toru Takemitsu and hauntingly gorgeous Wayne Shorter

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31 May 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rosina Auditorium, 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia


ANAM Soundbites are hour-long concerts curated and performed by ANAM musicians.

Experience the art and influence of improvisation in a unique musical journey spanning centuries, featuring works by Mozart, Messiaen, Takemitsu, and Shorter.

There is a strong legacy of great composer/improvisers throughout history: Mozart would spontaneously perform half-hour encores at the piano, indistinguishable from his written compositions, while Messiaen held the position of organist at the Holy Trinity Church in Paris for 60 years – a post which required daily improvisation. Takemitsu, deeply influenced by Messiaen, finds similar flow and unpredictability using precise instrumental instructions, creating a musical language that would ultimately inspire Wayne Shorter – famous jazz saxophonist – in his own improvisatory style.

This concert is dedicated to Shorter who passed away in March this year at age 89, leaving behind his own inspiring musical legacy.

MESSIAEN Préludes pour piano, vi: Cloches d'angoisse et larmes d'adieu TAKEMITSU Rain Spell WA MOZART Sonata no. 6 in D major K284 SHORTER Infant Eyes

Maria Zhdanovich (SA) flute  Georgia White (VIC) clarinet  Aditya Bhat (VIC) percussion Matthew Garvie (NSW) piano Leo Nguyen (VIC) piano  Ronan Apcar (NSW) piano  Jack Overall (SA) cello  Gemma Tong (guest musician) harp

Duration: approximately 60 minutes (no interval)

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