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Experience sonic innovation as Displaced Bodies unites two of Melbourne’s cutting-edge ensembles. Ossicle Duo, an award-winning trombone-percussion ensemble, pushes boundaries with their technically refined and high-energy exploratory art music. Rubiks Collective, will take audiences on a sonic journey through their ‘incredibly personal, strangely spiritual and ultimately deeply touching’ performances, including Jakob Bragg’s acclaimed composition, ‘Displaced Bodies, Weapons of Action,’ Richard Barrett’s mesmerising opus, ‘EARTH,’ Annie Hsieh’s ‘Quietude’ and the haunting echoes of Noemi Liba’s ‘CardioMyopathy,’ a powerful work that delves into the depths of the human condition, for multi-media projections and chamber ensemble.

An Evening concert by Ensemble Offspring, featuring the works of Noemi Liba Friedman alongside composers Matt Laing, Isabella Gerometta, Isabella Rahme and Jessica Lindsay Smith. Each of these selected composers pursue a highly original and conceptual practice. Expect beautiful textures and thought provoking works.

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Virtuosic Bassoonists James Aylward and Lyndon Watts present an incredible program for bassoons, including works by Chris DENCH, Louis ANDRIESSEN, Liza LIM and a world premiere of Noemi Liba FRIEDMAN's Pluvio Files (1), a work for six live bassoons and visual media. It is not often six bassoonists perform in a room in semi-surround sound, so if you want to experience this, come down.

Tickets are free, but you need to book to avoid disappointment.


The ANAM Set - Director's Cut

Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006

This evening's performance in the Primrose Potter Salon, is part of the 3 day New Music Days series. It celebrates the epic 2022 ANAM SET commissions project with a program selected by ANAM Artistic Director Paavali Jumppanen.

A performance of Noemi Liba FRIEDMAN's 'The Eleventh Partial' for solo horn is one of six solo works to be performed, alongside works by Melody EÖTVÖS HEGER and Elena KATS-CHERNIN.


Nicola Robinson performed Noemi Liba Friedman's 'The Eleventh Partial' at The Abbotsford Convent. This work was commissioned as part of the ANAM Set and was recorded live for ABC's Radio National's The Music Show, followed by an interview of Noemi and Nicola about the work with Andrew Ford.


Ingólfur Vilhjalmsson, Klarinette James Aylward, Fagott Works by Franck Bedrossian, James Tenney, Einar Torfi Einarsson, Anthony Braxton, Francis Heery and Noemi Liba Friedman's 'CardioMyopathy' (2019) für zwei Instrumente ad libitum und Video.

Der Fagottist James Aylward und der Klarinettist Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson waren jeweils bereits solistisch in der Unerhörten Musik zu Gast. Nun spielen sie zusammen, Musik mit Elektronik oder akustisch, von geschriebener Musik bis zu grafisch notierter Musik


‘Threshold’ is a music work by Composer Noemi Liba Friedman commissioned by The Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne specifically for the microtonal Federation Handbells, percussion and voices, to be premiered as part of Multivocal, currently showing at the Old Quad Treasury gallery.

It will be performed in surround sound, integrating elements of Middle Eastern quarter-tone scales into an evocative and atmospheric contemporary new music work to welcome asylum seekers and immigrants arriving here from a life impacted by persecution or war.

Vocal improvisors/performers will be internationally acclaimed Gelareh Pour and Sarvenaz Monfaredi.


Extremitäten features a series of works for small large chamber orchestra, to be performed by the Landesjugendensemble Neue Musik Berlin under the baton of Jobst Liebrecht, and as part of the Klangwerkstatt Berlin - Festival für Neue Musik 2018. Included in this program is the world premier performance of Noemi Liba Friedman's Barak (Fragments of Lightning and Storm), an extended 25 minute work for flute quintet, string quintet, prepared piano, percussion, alongside works by Jobst Liebrecht and Gerhard Scherer.


A program featuring new works from composers across Italy and further abroad. Noemi's work 'Dog-Man' for bass flute, alto saxophone, soprano to alto voice, classical guitar, piano and violin was commissioned for this 10th anniversary edition of the Camino Contro Corrente Art Music Festival, which gave the world premiere of the work, amongst works by Maura Capuzzo, Igor Stravinskij, Stefan Hakenberg and Diego Conti.


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