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Hear the music inspired by the game.
- In contrast to Nielsen's Wind Quintet, Lior Navok’s Tetris is a bustling musical cityscape inspired by the composer’s observation of city life in contemporary New York. The composer reflects: "People were constantly looking for ways to juggle between many things at the same time. They seemed to me like Tetris players who try to match the bricks to a certain pattern, constantly in demand to increase speed. Though to a stranger this pace of life looks fascinating and exciting, I felt that deep inside things look a bit different…"
- Beethoven was in his early 20s when he wrote his delicious wind octet. Hear it alongside another classic of the wind ensemble repertoire, the Quintet by Nielsen, which breathes deeply of the world of nature
- Pauline Hall was a prolific composer; you’ll be delighted by the sounds of her bucolic Suite from 1945
- Written in 2007, John Carmichael's On the Green celebrates the green spaces where city dwellers can enjoy the open air – from family outings, warm sunshine and merry-go-rounds to the mystery of a park after dark
BEETHOVEN Wind Octet in E-flat major
NIELSEN Wind Quintet
PAULINE HALL Suite for wind quintet Australian Premiere
LIOR NAVOK Tetris for double wind quintet
JOHN CARMICHAEL On the Green for wind ensemble Australian Premiere
Matthew Wilkie bassoon
Robert Simpson on Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet: "Nielsen’s fondness of wind instruments is closely related to his love of nature, his fascination for living, breathing things."