Undercurrents is a classical music performance that explores the tension between the built environment and the natural tension between the natural movements of water and nature. The title piece Undercurrents by Thea Rossen is a mass work for Melbourne Conservatorium staff and students created for the Living Pavilion festival featuring the Federation Bells on loan from Museum Victoria. It is inspired by the story of Bouverie Creek, the built environment which now obscures it, and the eels that continue to use this hidden waterway as a migratory route through the campus. The concert further explores these themes through contemporary works by Australian and American composers performed by staff, students and guests of Melbourne Conservation of Music. Performers featured include Carla Blackwood, Joel Brennan, Don Immel, Peter Neville, Thomas D’Ath and special guests Thea Rossen, Jesse Deane and Zela Papageorgiou.
Seduction. Power. Death. Romance. Journey from the regal courts of 16th century Italy, to a heart wrenching funeral procession for a fallen hero, to the sultry tango halls of Buenos Aires. Be totally immersed in this surround sound exploration of dance music through the ages by the Tallis Brass Ensemble.