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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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 recent works such as Permutation City, 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.


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

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

Chris Dench (b. 1953) // Tilt (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)