27 – 28 JAN
$89 + BF
ACO, The Neilson (The Thirsty Mile) Pier 2/3 Suite 3, 13A Hickson Rd Walsh Bay Arts Precinct Dawes Point NSW 2000
Inspired by one of Bach's most sorrowful and devotional songs, Sydney’s Ensemble Apex lifts the veil between life and death with a transfixing program of music spanning three centuries.
From Bach’s delicate Come Sweet Death, to George Crumb’s electrifying Black Angels; from Clara Iannotta’s skeletal Dead Wasps in a Jam Jar back to Bach’s Contrapunctus 14 (from The Art of Fugue, composed when he was pondering his own mortality), this recital demonstrates the depths to which Bach continues to influence composers 273 years after his death.
Established in 2016 and featuring some of the most thrilling emerging players in Australia, Ensemble Apex has quickly established itself at the leading edge of large ensemble and chamber music innovation, often playing in non-traditional spaces (warehouses, storage depots) to bring their music to new audiences.
You’re invited to lie down on the floor, with the lights flickering low, and let this immersive experience take over.
Led by Anna Da Silva Chen alongside three of Australia’s most exciting emerging string players, Ensemble Apex appears as APEX4.
JS Bach Come Sweet Death arr. for String Quartet
George Crumb Black Angels (for electric string quartet with percussion)
Clara Iannotta Dead Wasps in the Jam-Jar (iii) (for string quartet and electronics)
JS Bach Contrapunctus 19 (from The Art of Fugue)
Grab your physical program at ACO, The Neilson on the night of the performance.
JS Bach is a true avant-gardist. Temperament – a week-long celebration and deconstruction of Bach – pays homage to the revolutionary advances his music enabled and its influence on modern composers.
This series features an exceptional group of local and international artists and ensembles including Bach Akademie Australia, Korkmaz Can Sağlam, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Bukenya, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Benjamin Skepper and Ensemble Apex.
Be advised that this event does not take place in a traditional theatre setting. Patrons will be lying on a yoga mat (provided) on the floor. Please see the important information section below.
"One of the most adventurous ensembles in Sydney, performing with a maturity beyond its years."
Full Price – $89
+ booking fee
1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)