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October 24, 2008 7:30PM

picnic at limbo ledge


Contemporary music ensembles from North and South meet in a fantastic programme of new music. Christchurch based Silencio and Auckland's 175 East team up for a very special event.

Silencio Ensemble will be performing one of three concerts of newly commissioned work by local composers. Nine composers from a variety of jazz and classical backgrounds have composed new works for these concerts, which specifically focus on Canterbury composition. The composers for this first series are: Chris Cree-Brown, Tom Rainey, Chris Adams, Reuben Derrick, Michael Bell, Clemency Gilmour, Catherine Wells, Alex van den Broek and Chris Reddington.

175 East perform travel South with guest performers Johnny Chang (violin), Richard Haynes (clarinets) and Dylan Lardelli (guitar). Their programme includes the world premieres of five pieces, four of them written especially for the ensemble.
Those four pieces, all scored for the full 175 East ensemble are:
    picnic at limbo ledge written by Tim Bowman
   To Exist, Press The Green Button by young Irish composer Ann Cleare
   ...eran volumen terrenal, sonido... by John Croft
   Chamber Concerto by Christchurch composer Patrick Shepherd
As well as these substantial pieces there are works by Christopher Fox (which features Dylan Lardelli on electric guitar and EBow), Alexandra Hay, Salvatore Sciarrino, Pat Shepherd and Chris Watson.

Start time

October 24, 2008 7:30PM


The Chapel, The Music Centre
140 Barbadoes Street
New Zealand


Entry: $20 / $10
More information on the 175East or Silencio websites.