MUTED is a musical prescription. It is written in sympathy for performer Monica Germino: suffering from hearing problems, the violinist has been incapable of playing her usual repertoire due to its loud volume. Composer collective David Lang, Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen and Julia Wolfe responded by crafting this unconventionally quiet solo piece, one that deconstructs solo concert conventions and considers our vulnerable relationship with sound. MUTED is a work that reveres sound, considering not just its use as art form, but also its force as nature. The concert will take place at St Thomas’ Church, an intimate setting that epitomises the piece’s concepts of protection and insulation.