Zubin Kanga: Silver Screens/Black Mirrors
Laurence Osborn – Absorber (World Premiere)
Oliver Leith – I spend most of my life with a screen (World Premiere)
Tristan Coelho – Rhythm Cities
Nicole Lizée – Scorsese Etudes
Nicole Lizée – David Lynch Etudes (UK Premiere)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Pianist Zubin Kanga performs groundbreaking new solo works influenced by auteur films, retro synths, horror tropes and video games.
The centrepieces are two of Nicole Lizée’s famed Criterion Collection works, using loop and glitch techniques to delve into the classic films of David Lynch and Martin Scorsese. The 30-minute David Lynch Etudes receives its UK premiere, riffing off clips from Twin Peaks, Mullholland Drive, Lost Highway and Wild at Heart. Scorsese Etudes, premiered by Kanga at HCMF, features clips from Goodfellas and The Wolf of Wall Street.
The concert also features two world premieres by exciting young British composers: Oliver Leith uses subtle juxtapositions of sound and screen, including music boxes, broken wineglasses, drunken dancing and Beatles references, and Laurence Osborn pairs the piano with 80s retro synth sounds in double keyboard hyper-virtuosity. Finally, Tristan Coelho combines film clips from around Sydney (including Botany Bay, and Sydney airport) with video-game-like control in a vibrant interplay of rhythm on stage and screen.