Saturday 25 February 2023, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
60 Minutes | No interval
Standard $30 | Concession $20
Ensemble Mania and MONA FOMA present Line Tracing 3 : music for solo instruments : An unbroken evening of music, with solo instrumentalists performing pieces that are remixed and responded to in real-time by Mish Szekelyhidi.
The Line Tracing concerts consist of an unbroken evening of music, featuring live performances of several works composed for solo single-line instruments, each of which is followed by a musical response from a guest artist. For this concert we welcome Naarm/Melbourne-based sound and film artist Mish Szekelyhidi, who will remix each composition in real-time, transitioning between the live performances and creating a cohesive unbroken listening experience.
For Line Tracing 3, Ensemble Mania welcomes performances from nipaluna/Hobart based players James Anderson, Angus Deeth, Damian MacDonald, and Dominic Nguyen, and Naarm/Melbourne based musician Kyla Matsuura-Miller.
Line Tracing 3 will include the following works for solo instruments :
Andrew Toovey – Prelude for Viola (1993)
Shiori Usui – Space Between (2022)
Holly Caldwell – Co-meditation 1: Amber (2022)
Dominic Flynn – Sheshonq (2020)
Jaslyn Robertson – Dream-state (2021)
David Murray – infold (2022)
Ensemble Mania is a new music ensemble based in nipaluna/Hobart, lutruwita/Tasmania. Consisting of a rotating line-up of outstanding musicians from both within Tasmania and interstate, the collective was created with the goal of providing unique listening experiences for local audiences. The ensemble’s efforts are focussed on showcasing music that would otherwise not be heard in the island state, from exciting current composers to recently uncovered pieces and local gems.
Mish Szekelyhidi (they/them, b.1993) is an ambitious artist researching radically accessible and expansive ways for disabled artists such as themself to compose, perform, learn and teach music in ways relating to, entangled with, promotive of disabilities and how this can be integrated into community-based and pedagogical settings. Under this project umbrella they are working on a short collaborative book, a series of radio shows, graphic scores commissions, and community workshops.
Their sound work for commercials, documentary and fiction film has played around the world, including in the prestigious Venice Biennale, Locarno Film Festival, FIDMarseille, Cannes, and for films which have won awards in Torino and Monterrey. Their musical performance highlight is playing the main stage at Mona Foma January 2021 with the UTAS Experimental Music Ensemble.
This project was made possible with support from the City of Hobart.