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ANAM Soundbites: Aditya Bhat

When

Friday 5 August 1pm

Where

Rosina Auditorium

Cost

$5 or FREE for ANAMates

Website

anam.com.au/whats-on/events/soundbite-aditya-bhat

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When

Friday 5 August 1pm

Where

Rosina Auditorium

Cost

$5 or FREE for ANAMates

Website

anam.com.au/whats-on/events/soundbite-aditya-bhat

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Soundbites are hour-long afternoon concerts curated and programmed by ANAM musicians. In this Soundbite, we are taken by young ANAM percussionist, Aditya Bhat to the sound worlds of contemporary Asian composers with works for percussion, strings, winds and piano. This program has a ‘pan-Asian’ focus, with works by composers from Cambodia, China, Korea, and Japan.

Playing music by contemporary Asian composers is a growing interest of mine : as much as the ‘classics’ have to offer, there is something perhaps more immediate in the music of those who, like me, come from outside the West, and are—importantly—alive. Tying these pieces together are ideas and reflections from Buddhist philosophy and the various other schools of thought it encountered as it spread across Asia. What is fascinating is how different the musical results are in each piece!

From the luscious lyricism of Ung’s Spiral I, to Pagh-Paan’s acerbic U-Mul, and Satoh’s meditative Toki no Mon, subtleties of timbre and texture are central, and one can hear how Buddhist concepts of impermanence and change lend themselves to such finely-tuned shifts in focus. It is especially exciting to be presenting four Australian premieres, and in the case of Xu Yi’s Dust of Time, a piece that is only being heard for the second time ever!

I feel quite honoured to play this music alongside wonderful colleagues here at ANAM.” – Aditya Bhat (percussion VIC).

Accessibility

The Rosina Auditorium is wheelchair accessible through the Rosina Courtyard entrance.

Gender-neutral and accessible toilets are available close to venue.