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Arts and Cultural events
 April 2019
Saturday 27
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - LWAG Signs: Auslan Interpreted Tour Website | More Information
Experience the artwork at LWAG in Australian Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in Auslan of the current exhibitions Love, Displaced and Carrolup Revisited guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter from Auslan Stage Left.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left
Tuesday 30
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series | Nicholas Bannan : Did the voices of men and women evolve to sing in harmony? More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

Since Darwin, evolutionary explanations of the role of vocal communication in the development of human cultural universals have received fluctuating levels of attention. While during the early 20th Century ethnomusicologists such as Sachs and von Hornbostel sustained an interest in the distribution of musicality as an inseparable feature of the human condition, little progress was made for more than a century after Darwin in examining the material evidence for musical origins. A key feature of this from an animal behaviour perspective – especially in terms of the application of Darwin’s sexual selection model to human musicality – is the gendered nature of the anatomy that permits us to engage in music. Comparisons across species indicate considerable sexual dimorphism in terms of such features as: range; role; interaction; and purpose. Humans, like Pied Butcher Birds, have equal and complementary capacities for musical generativity and participation, with a clearly superior role for the female in employing music in child-rearing. Studies in linguistics have remarked on the assumed universal whereby the vocal ranges of human adult males and females lie on average exactly an octave apart: a feature plainly evident in cultural practice. Yet an explanation for this in the voice and music literature is strangely absent. This paper reports on the initiation of a research project aiming to address this lacuna in the research landscape, and to set out some of the definitions and other factors that need require consideration.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au

 May 2019
Thursday 02
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: WASO International Artist Masterclass Program : Andreas Ottensamer More Information
UWA and WASO have a relationship that brings together the highest-quality music education with some of the State’s most talented and experienced professional musicians.

In 2019, the International Artist Masterclass Program continues to welcome world-class visiting artists as they inspire, challenge and celebrate some of Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

Andreas Ottensamer has held the coveted position of Principal Clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2011. Through his orchestral work, concerto, recital and chamber music performances, he is now one of the most in-demand clarinettists on the planet.

Free entry - bookings essential

Contact details: [email protected]

Further information waso.com.au/education
Friday 03
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | The Darlington Ensemble More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

The Darlington Ensemble are one of Perth's premier chamber music ensembles, offering a full palate of chamber music experiences to WA audiences for over 15 years. In this free concert, they present Bach's Chaconne in D minor for violin, with piano accompaniment by Robert Schumann and Anton Arensky's Piano Trio No 1 in D minor Op 32

Free entry, no bookings required.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Baroque Gems : Con-Cantorum, UWA Strings & Brass Website | More Information
Con-Cantorum (vocal ensemble) and UWA String and Brass students present intimate music spanning more than 150 years of the Baroque period. The program will feature Purcell Anthems, including his haunting 'Funeral Music for Queen Mary', Lotti 'Crucifixus a 10 voci', and Telemann Concerto for 4 Violins in D Major TWV 40:202

Tickets from $10 | trybooking.com/BASWU
Saturday 04
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Let's Meet at LWAG: For visitors living with dementia Website | More Information
Join us for our quarterly program for visitors living with dementia and their carers or family members. Let’s Meet provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and artworks currently exhibited. Community Partner: Alzheimer’s WA

14:00 - TALK - Artist's Talk: Jacobus Capone Website | More Information
Artist Jacobus Capone discusses his works in the exhibition Love, Displaced.

Based in Perth, Western Australia, Jacobus Capone maintains a practice that incorporates performance, photography, video installation, painting and site-specific work. Characteristically evocative and poetic, his work frequently combines physically demanding durational performances with majestic, sublime landscapes.

15:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Verbal Description & Tactile Tour: For visitors with vision impairment Website | More Information
Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibitions. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities using mixed media and 3D-printed models of the artworks.

Tours are free to attend and open to friends and carers. Community Partner: DADAA (Disability in the Arts Disadvantage in the Arts)
Thursday 09
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Friends of the Grounds - May Plant Sale : Plants! Plants! Plants! Website | More Information
The UWA Friends of the Grounds are holding a Plant Sale very soon and you're invited!

Get something for Mum, improve your herb garden or add a succulent to your work space while supporting Friends of the Grounds. Plants typically $3 - $5 each. Great finds!

Open to staff, students, and the public.
Friday 10
12:00 - EVENT - UWA Friends of the Grounds - May Plant Sale : Plants! Plants! Plants! Website | More Information
The UWA Friends of the Grounds are holding a Plant Sale very soon and you're invited!

Get something for Mum, improve your herb garden or add a succulent to your work space while supporting Friends of the Grounds. Plants typically $3 - $5 each. Great finds!

Open to staff, students, and the public.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA/WASO Side-by-Side : Creative Development with Paul Rissmann More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

New in 2019, Paul Rissmann will work with EChO11 to mentor and perform side-by-side with students from Tertiary Education Partner, UWA Conservatorium of Music in a special collaborative creative development project.

Students will be guided to utilise Julian Yu's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition as a gramework to explore composition, creative ideas and musical expression through performance.

Join us for the Final Showing in this special lunchtime concert!

Free entry, no bookings required.

13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk: From Boxes to the Walls Website | More Information
Learn more about the artworks featured in Carrolup Revisted as Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection Manager Natalie Hewlett shares details about what it takes to prepare artworks for an exhibition.
Saturday 11
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Guitar Masterclass : Jonathan Fitzgerald More Information
Join Chair of Guitars Jonathan Fitzgerald as he works with talented high-school guitarists in a free masterclass.

Expressions of interets to perform: [email protected]

Free entry - no bookings required
Sunday 12
10:00 - FESTIVAL - UWA Music presents: Community | WA Day of Percussion More Information
Held at the University of Western Australia, the Day of Percussion is a day of masterclasses, workshops and performances of percussion related music for all ages and skill levels.

The 2019 Day of Percussion program will include sessions on, contemporary drumset, orchestral percussion, concert marimba, flamenco castanets, African marimba, concert performances, and much more!

All welcome!

Fee - $30

Accompanying Mum's attend for FREE (Happy Mother's Day!)

Contact details: [email protected]
Tuesday 14
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Venice and the Ottomans: a visual artistic journey between the Serenissima and Istanbul : Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA Website | More Information
A public talk by Dr Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia.

The celebrated Venetian painter Gentile Bellini was sent by the Serenissima Republic to spend two years at the court of Mehmet II the Conqueror in Istanbul in 1479. This important moment in the cultural and artistic relationship between Venice and the Ottomans ushered in an Orientalist phase in Venetian painting and also inspired Turkish artists to portray Ottoman courtly figures in the “European” manner. No other city or European power from the Medieval and Renaissance periods can claim the complex and mutual closeness to the Islamic world that Venice enjoyed for many centuries. Progressively losing control over the Mediterranean waters that were to become the “Ottoman lake” and becoming sidelined by the new profitable transoceanic trade routes, Venice eventually became more closely aligned with the other European powers, losing her unique connection with the southern and eastern Mediterranean countries. The 15th and 16th centuries, therefore, represent a true “moment of vision” in the fecund relationship between two distant cultures.

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia. In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university. This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.

19:30 - TALK - "Edmund Gurney and the Power of Sound" : Friends of the Library Talk More Information
Edmund Gurney was a late-nineteenth-century polymath who is today best remembered for his writing on music and listening, and for his research into ‘psychical’ phenomena such as telepathy and ghosts. He wrote an influential book in 1880 titled The Power of Sound (1880), which is customarily read as an enclosed work of music philosophy. Yet much of the text of this book was initially published as separate essays in the liberal press years earlier—such as in the Fortnightly Review, Fraser’s and Macmillan’s Magazine, as well as in Nineteenth Century, and Mind. Gurney’s ideas about music were therefore initially directed at and read within the context of the broader discourses on politics, economics, moral philosophy and psychology that regularly appeared in these journals. This presentation will trace the interaction between Gurney’s wide-ranging thinking and the traditions of utilitarianism, political economy and liberalism through his association with the novelist George Eliot and the moral philosopher Henry Sidgwick in particular, as well as through the liberal press. It will argue that one of the central tenets of Gurney’s thinking on sound—namely the idea that there is an irreducibly ‘musical’ form of beauty—might be construed as a manifestations of a form of ‘liberal individualism’ as it was framed by the liberal utilitarians with whom he associated. Bringing together ideas about sound, pleasure, labour and the good, these figures attempted to combine the cultivation of disinterestedness with the pursuit of pleasure as a means to attain a balance between self-interest and the common good.

Special Collections

The Friends of the Library have recently donated a facsimile copy of the Barcelona Haggadah to Special Collections. The illuminated Hebrew manuscript dates from the fourteenth century and contains the Haggadah, Laws for Passover, piyyutim and Torah readings for the festival of Passover according to the Spanish rite. The purchase of the facsimile was supported by Assoc/Prof Suzanne Wijsman (Chair of Strings Conservatorium of Music) for her research as the manuscript contains illustrations of musical instruments.

Special Collections will next be open on Tuesday 11th June from 6.30pm – 7.15pm for members to view the Barcelona Haggadah.

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | Percussion Carnival More Information
The vision of the UWA Conservatorium of Music is to enrich all lives with music. Through UWA’s broadening units, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in practical music-making as part of their degree.

Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Come and hear the wealth of musical talent on campus.

The Percussion Fiesta will feature over 80 students, performing pieces from film and TV, Pop and Rock favourites as well as more traditional African melodies in the culmination of their semester's work!

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)
Thursday 16
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: The Tempest : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for first semester 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project continues the tradition of informal, participatory, fast-paced and usually hilarious readings of Shakespeare’s plays.

This semester’s moved readings are Thursdays from 4-6 pm on the New Fortune Stage:

28 March, Much Ado About Nothing (a witty battle of the sexes is waged, comedy ensues)

11 April, King Lear (a king foolishly divides his kingdom among his daughters, tragedy ensues)

16 May, The Tempest (on an enchanted island, magical and muggle characters meet, romance ensues)

Participants and spectators of all ages are welcome: over-18s are invited to bring their own libations for festive imbibing afterwards in the Shakespeare Garden.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | The Irwin Street Collective and Concordia Vocalis More Information
17th-century Italian nuns had no contact with the secular world outside of their convent, yet their fame as composers and performers spread throughout Europe and attracted visitors from far and wide to hear their music. Join us as we present chamber and choral works by Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Maria Xaveria Perucona, and Sulpitia Cesis.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Friday 17
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, the UWA Guitar Studio will present a free concert of solo and chamber repertoire, featuring some very special works including Bill Kannengieser’s rarely performed “Gongan” for prepared guitar quartet, and Leo Brouwer’s epic Concerto Elegiaco.

From the lute works of Bach to the hypnotic minimalist compositions of Steve Reich, there’s something for everyone on this exciting program.

Free entry, no bookings required.

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