ELISION

Paine Hall
Harvard University

For this residency at Harvard, the ELISION Ensemble is:
T.J. Borden (cello)
Richard Haynes (clarinets)
Kathryn Schulmeister (double bass)
Peter Veale (oboe)

ELISION began life performing at the Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne in 1986. It established its international reputation as a new music ensemble through its engagement with complex and virtuosically challenging aesthetics. ELISION’s 16-strong membership, four of whom will be joining the HGNM composers for this residency, includes some of the world’s leading musicians who have defined contemporary instrumental technique with their recordings and publications. Over 30 years, the ensemble has focussed its practice on exploring musical form with cross-artform and transcultural perspectives, providing inspiring models of collaborative practice, which have had an impact on succeeding generations of artists. ELISION has commissioned over 200 new works, and has held particularly close collaborations with composers such as Brian Ferneyhough, Liza Lim, Richard Barrett, and Evan Johnson. The group’s discography extends to twenty-five compact discs including recordings made at the Deutschlandfunk, Radio Bremen and BBC London Studios for release on KAIROS, NEOS, NMC and MODE. This concert marks the third residency ELISION has held with the Harvard Group for New Music, the first being in 2014.

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