19:30 Night Wood
Omphalo Centric Lecture (Nigel Westlake)
The title comes from a painting by Paul Klee - the direct & centered simplicity of which was an inspiration to me during the writing of this piece. The piece also owes much to African Balofon (or xylophone) music, with its persistant ostinati, cross - rhythms & variations on simple melodic fragments. Like African music it seeks to celebrate life through rhythm, energy & movement. It was originally composed for the Sydney based percussion quartet "Synergy".
Marimba Quartet (Daniel Levitan)
This work is an unsung hero of the marimba quartet literature. It has not gotten its well-deserved circulation through the percussion community because it was unavailable for so long. A classic that will bring smiles to the players’ faces at the first rehearsal (well, maybe the second rehearsal . . .), and the audience’s faces in the first 30 seconds. Challenging rhythmic interaction is the main focus on this splendid work by Daniel Levitan.
Study: Academy of Music and Performing Arts