Upcoming Performances

Singular Vectors: A Chris Dench Portrait Concert // Friday December 2nd // 7:30pm

Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts // Theatre Rehearsal Space

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More on this concert below, but… WE INTERRUPT THIS PROGRAM TO BRING YOU AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: KUPKA’S PIANO NEEDS YOUR HELP!!


That’s right, we’re recording our debut studio album! We’ve come up a bit short on funding, but we think this will be a really important contribution to new Australian music – six pieces by six emerging and established homegrown composers, played by one of the country’s most exciting young ensembles. So for the first time, KP is putting the call out: can you chip in to our crowdfunding campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund to make this project happen? Every little bit counts, and there is no contribution too small. Plus your donation will be tax deductible, so in addition to feeling great about supporting the arts in Australia, you could get a bit extra back on your tax return next year. What’s stopping you? Click here now to donate.

Now, back to our next gig:

Kupka’s Piano ends the year with an ambitious portrait concert of Australian composer Chris Dench. Often associated with the ‘new complexity’ school, Chris Dench’s music is nonetheless not reducible to any particular style, and represents a unique synthesis of influences ranging from renaissance polyphony to jazz to modern science. The concert will present works from across his entire output, from the early solo works Vier Darmstadter Aphorismen and Tilt to the more recent eigenmomenta, each work representing a unique snapshot into the multi-directional development of this fascinating composer.

The concert will also feature the world premiere of a newly commissioned work for the ensemble.

Program:

Chris Dench (b. 1953) // eigenmomenta (2001)

Chris Dench (b. 1953) // Vier Darmstadter Aphorismen for solo flute (1989)

Chris Dench (b. 1953) // Tilt for solo piano (1985) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Chris Dench (b. 1953) // flux (2016) WORLD PREMIERE

Left = Frantisek Kupka, Vertical Plains Blue and Red - Right = Chris Dench (Jake Turner)

Left = Frantisek Kupka, Vertical Plains Blue and Red – Right = Chris Dench (Jake Turner)