Instrumental music is often an abstract and uncustomary medium through which to portray live, story or personality. The rich collection of Australian portraits on display for WHO ARE YOU: Australian Portraiturecompliments a program of diverse music for solo horn, wind quintet and marimba, selected and performed by ANAM horn player, Nicola Robinson, with ANAM musicians.
The program evokes a musical representation of a portrait gallery and the treasures within, whilst also creating a portrait of the curator. Each work in the program is by an Australian composer. Nicola says:
“I have endeavoured to include works that are in themselves portraits, that depict an element of the performer or composer’s personality or a significant life event. This reflects the way in which portraiture can tell a story about the artist’s or subject’s life and work.”
P STANHOPE Dawn Interlude
C LIKHUTA Lesions
Y YEDID Lament, in memoriam of Ora Boasson-Horev
L LIM Dianna
N WILLIAMS Animalia
E KATS-CHERNIN Violet’s Etude
N CAVE Into My Arms
Free entry. Bookings required.
DURATION: APPROX 1 HOUR
Presented in partnership with NGV Australia