Aura Go

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts

$20 - $35

Birds have sparked the imaginations of composers across time, eliciting creative responses that reflect the fascination, affection, and awe these wondrous creatures arouse. Woven from music from 18th century France to 21st century Australia, Aura Go’s Soul Bird is a meditation: on birds themselves, in their infinite splendour and variety, and on the searching human motifs that lie beneath the surface of the creative responses they inspire.

Aura Go is an Australian pianist whose practice encompasses performance, collaboration, curation, education, and artistic research. Her curiosity and diverse musical interests have taken her across the globe. Aura has been soloist in concertos from Bach to Gubaidulina, has directed concertos and large-scale collaborative works from the keyboard, is a passionate advocate for new and underrepresented music, and brings her imagination and adventurous spirit to older music with a special affinity with the music of Mozart and Beethoven. A frequent guest artist at international music festivals, Aura has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Rauma Festivo, PianoEspoo, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the Huntington Estate Music Festival, among others. Aura is currently Head of Piano at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and Performance at Monash University.

Soul Bird is a reflection, and an invitation. To be a listener – a live listener, in a particular moment, in a particular space – is to actively collaborate in a miraculous world of energy, of imagination, of creation. It is an invitation to spend some time inside sounds, woven from the musical fabric of centuries of minds. It is an invitation to take solace in these sounds, to find yourself among them and within them, to create your own quiet corner for reflection.

 

SOUL BIRD

Thomas Adès Still Sorrowing
Jean-Philippe Rameau Prelude in A minor
Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Olli Mustonen Sielulintu (Soul Bird)
Olivier Messiaen La Colombe
Maurice Ravel Oiseaux tristes
Olivier Messiaen Le Courlis Cendre
Miriama Young Grey Ghost
Robert Schumann Vogel als Prophet
Kate Moore Spin Bird
Rameau trans. Ignaz Friedmann Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Thomas Adès Still Sorrowing
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  • Ticket Pricing

    Prices
    Standard $35
    Concession $30
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Students $20
    Prices
    Standard $35
    Concession $30
    Monash Staff $29
    Monash Alumni $29
    Monash Students $20
  • Performance Information

    • Duration: 75 minutes with no interval

    • Venue: David Li Sound Gallery

    • Age suitability: All ages

  • Venue Details

    David Li Sound Gallery:
    The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts,
    48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800

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