Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

Elemental at QCGU

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Kupka's Piano presents its highlight project of 2018 at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. The ensemble will give the World premieres of five new works by emerging Australian composers in preparation for an upcoming studio recording with ABC Classic FM.

Composers featured in this project include Sam Wolf, Sam Smith, Jakob Bragg, Lisa Illean, and KP member Hannah Reardon-Smith. 

This project is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and QCGU. 

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Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Double Bill: Kupka's Piano + Clocked Out feat. Jim Denley

  • Harrigans Lane Bookookoorara, NSW, 2372 Australia (map)
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The flutes of KP join Brisbane institution Clocked Out in a double bill at the newly launched Lagavulin venue at the Piano Mill site in Wilsons Downfall, NSW. On the program is the World premiere of Samuel Smith's (Aus) Ghosts and Voices (2016) for solo alto flute. The flute duo presents Reardon-Smith's own Olive and an interpretation of Pauline Oliveros' Thirteen Changes

Clocked Out and Jim Denley present "The essential gesture is the breath": a completely improvised set exploring hyper-extended techniques on prepared piano, percussion, and saxophone/flutes.

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Mar
29
1:00 PM13:00

Kupka's Piano at the UQ Rising Star Series

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Kupka's Piano presents a program of works for saxophone, piano and percussion by living Australian and international composers at the University of Queensland. 

John Luther-Adams (b. 1953) – Red Arc / Blue Veil (2002) 

Samantha Wolf (b. 1990) - Chroma (2018)  

Hans Thomalla (b. 1975) – Lied (2007-2008, Australian Premiere) 

Corrina Bonshek (b. 1977) – Cicada Song (2016)

Catherine Likhuta (b. 1981) – Secrets of Water (2015)

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

False Cognate

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Guest horn player Deepa Goonetillike – Brisbane-born and Frankfurt-based – joins Kupka's Piano to present works that resolve to mutual outcomes despite their unlikely differences. This concert is the final performance in the Words Fail series and returns to the intimate Theatre Rehearsal Space at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. 

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Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

East Brisbane Community Centre Music/Arts Festival 2017

The East Brisbane Community Centre (EBCC) is hosting its third music/arts festival featuring a range of contemporary, classical, jazz, and improvised music with performances from local Brisbane artists. Join the EBCC in the New Farm Park Rotunda, 12-5pm, on this Saturday 25 November 2017, election day. Wine and Cheese provided. FREE ENTRY.

Kupka's Piano will perform at 3pm, presenting music for two flutes by Reardon-Smith, Takemitsu, Dench, Corrado, and an improv set. 

 

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Jul
15
7:30 PM19:30

words and music

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All dark no begging
No giving no words
No sense no need...

Sloth, love, ageing, and the meaninglessness of words themselves are explored in this enigmatic play by Samuel Beckett with music scored by Morton Feldman. Featuring actors Helen Howard and Michael Fulcher, this performance will take place in the dark to preserve the sentiment of a radio play and will be followed by Feldman’s brilliant Why Patterns as a postlude. 

Presented by the Queensland Music Festival and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. 

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Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kupka's Piano at Twilight

Takings sounds from both everyday life and the classical concert platform, Brisbane based music ensemble Kupka’s Piano celebrate pieces by contemporary composers from all over the world which range from the weird, wacky and wonderful, to the soothing and serene.

Presented by the USQ Open Access College

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May
11
7:30 PM19:30

ARIA

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In a post-truth world, where words can no longer be trusted, can we instead say it with music? The first concert of the Words Fail series dives into this exploration, featuring the magnificent voice of Chicago-based Australian soprano Jessica Aszodi for a concert of barely uttered phonemes, quietly violent separations, and dramatic arcs of sound.

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