SCM Early Music Ensemble and Kaldor Public Art Projects: Mozart Reimagined
Thursday 19 October 2017
Recital Hall West
Level 1, Sydney Conservatorium of Music 1 Conservatorium Road, Sydney NSW 2000
In partnership with Kaldor Public Art Projects, the SCM Early Music Ensemble presents a unique performance event, in response to the 33rd Kaldor Public Art Project, Anri Sala’s The Last Resort.
From 13 October to 5 November, celebrated French-Albanian artist Anri Sala presents the world premiere of The Last Resort, an innovative new installation of sculpture and sound. Visitors to the Observatory Hill Rotunda can step beneath an ensemble of custom-built drums, to experience their live, percussive response to Sala’s interpretation of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major.
In this musical response, performed at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the direction of Professor Neal Peres Da Costa, the Early Music Ensemble demonstrates how the Concerto might have sounded in 1791, highlighting similarities and contrasts with Anri Sala’s interpretation, and revealing new perspectives on one of Mozart’s most-loved compositions.
Kaldor Public Art Project 33: Anri Sala, The Last Resort, is co-presented with Art & About Sydney, at the Observatory Hill Rotunda from Friday 13 October to Sunday 5 November.