Salihara Festival

Ten Hands

Salihara Theater

Festival Salihara IVTen Hands | Topology (Australia)
Teater Salihara | Saturday, October 20,  2012, 08:00 PM
Duration: 60 mins | Tickets: Rp50,000, Students: Rp25,000


In the beginning, ten hands play on one grand piano. Then, each musician appears with their own instruments. They work intensely together to create music derived from diverse traditions, from chamber music, progressive rock, to theatrical improvisations such as jazz and indie music. They play around between standard compositional constructions and improvisations that challenge one's virtuosity. The result is a powerful emotional journey, joyful, soft, meditative, bold, and playful.With measured fluidity, and recognizable stylistic diversity from one part to the next, almost without any over-repetitions, it is undeniable that

Ten Hands is a distinctive kind of musical language presented by Topology. Ten Hands premiered at Brisbane Powerhouse on 14 November 2010. Last year, it was successfully received at the Ghent Festival in Belgium.

Topology is made up of Christa Powell (violin), John Babbage (saxophone), Bernard Hoey (viola), Therese Milanovic (piano), and Robert Davidson (contrabass). They cultivate sounds and original compositions that transcend musical genres. Founded in 1997, the quintet is Brisbane Powerhouse's ensemble-in-residence. They also perform at various notable festivals, in Australia and other countries around the world.

Topology has worked together with many artists, in theater, classical music, contemporary music, ballet, contemporary jazz, pop music, comedy, Asian music, as well as Australian indigenous music. Topology has also worked with important international composers: Tim Brady (Canada), Steve Reich (USA), Andrew Poppy (UK), as well as a many Australian composers.

Topology will lead a masterclass on music composition prior to the performance.

In coopration with Australian Government/ Australian Council for the Arts, Queensland Government, Brisbane Powerhouse, dan University of Queensland.

Australian Government

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