NOTHING BUT THE PRESENT
Three amazing artists negotiate the mysterious
chambers of Building 20
Saturday 21 September
Building 20, The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park
BUILDING 20 - NOTHING BUT THE PRESENT
Three multi-talented artists negotiate new ways of sacred self-expression in the mysterious chambers of Building 20, a decommissioned artillery store from World War I.
Featuring Claire Edwardes (percussion), Sam Golding (brass) and Yorgo Kaporis (dance).
The journey begins in Chamber 1 with the mellow tones and driving rhythms of the bass marimba—the ‘doyenne of percussion’. Claire Edwardes responds to the amazing space with her new music sensibilities and virtuosity by combining the classic works of JS Bach (originally written for lute, cello and voice) with Australian solos written for her by local heroes Paul Stanhope, Ella Macens and Elena Kats-Chernin.
Chamber 2 brings together renowned Balkan choreographer/dancer Yorgo Kaporis, Bulgarian singers Silvia Entcheva and Linda Marr, who respond to Richard Petkovic’s sound design and the photographic work of Dr Leonarda Kovacic.
This world première of Triglav, takes its inspiration from Slavic mythology to create a journey via movement, haunting Bulgarian harmonies, electronic sound and visuals.
In Chamber 3, The Fantastic Terrific Munkle brings us to a climactic finale. Led by Sam Golding (brass) with Martin Kay (clarinet), Julian Curwin (guitar and banjo) and Danny Heifetz (drums), their otherworldly music ranges from swinging romps and dirty tangos to delicate waltzes. Listen as they respond to the space and reinterpret their music in search of the sacred.
In partnership with Sydney Olympic Park Authority
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Claire Edwardes is an internationally acclaimed Australian percussion soloist, chamber musician and artistic director of Sydney based innovative new music group, Ensemble Offspring. She has been described by the press as a ‘sorceress of percussion’ and is well known for her powerhouse style of playing and inimitable stage presence.
Sam Golding performs in many musical settings from Senegalese mbalax to traditional music from the Balkans, small jazz ensembles, reggae and cabaret. He is currently working with Darth Vegas, The Glorious Sousaphonics, The Fantastic Terrific Munkle.
Yorgo Kaporis is a highly renowned choreographer and dancer and Australia’s leading exponent of the Balkan dance. He is the artistic director of The Australian Academy of Balkan Dance and Culture, also known as Dusha Balkana.
Formerly with the world renowned choir, the ‘Mystery of Bulgarian Voices’. Silvia has been performing around the world for over 30 years on stage and theatre. She has recorded 2 solo albums and performed in This Show is About People, In Our Name, Checkpoint Zero and others.
An integral part of a cappella and world music since the 1980’s, Linda is still inspiring people musically in 2019. Founding member of internationally acclaimed a cappella group Blindman’s Holiday and world music group Nakisa, Linda currently leads 7 community choirs, performs with Balkanski Bus and presents world music on radio (Whirled Wide on Finemusic 102.5fm).