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Arts and Cultural events
 May 2019
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 - 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.

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.
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.
Sunday 19
10:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Junior Con | Day of Electronic Music More Information
Chair of Electronic Music and Sound Design, Chris Tonkin leads a day of workshops and production masterclasses in electronic music for students in Years 10–12. Participants will be fully engaged with beatmaking, song-writing and mixing using Ableton Live and the Ableton Push 2.

Fee - $25

14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music presents: Musica Viva Masterclass | ZOFO More Information
Musica Viva and the UWA Conservatorium of Music offer you the opportunity to attend a Masterclass with piano duo ZOFO (Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi).

You are invited to observe the duo working with talented UWA music students, learning techniques to perfect their craft in an ‘open lesson’ format.

ZOFO:

Playing one piano with four hands – but a unified artistic mind – is about the most intimate form of chamber music there is. Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi are ZOFO; a ‘20-Finger Orchestra’ who for a decade now, have electrified audiences with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.

Tickets - $5 Students, $20 Standard

Contact details: [email protected]

Don't miss ZOFO performing at the Perth Concert Hall on 21 May. Further details at https://musicaviva.com.au/zofo/.

The Musica Viva Masterclass program is supported in Western Australia by Wesfarmers Arts.
Tuesday 21
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | World Percussion Fiesta 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.

In the World Percussion Carnival, renowned Perth percussionists Paul Tanner and Steve Richter will lead over 100 students in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music, alongside new sounds of AfroJunk and traditional Samba Batucada.

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)
Wednesday 22
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Great Impressions – Rembrandt and the History of Printmaking More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susanne Meurer, School of Design (History of Art), UWA.

Rembrandt features amongst a select group of artists whose work proved influential across various media. He was never “just” a great painter, but also a prolific and innovative printmaker. Over four decades, he produced almost 300 etchings, many of which pushed the technical and expressive boundaries of printmaking. Above all, this lecture will argue, Rembrandt lent a new level of intimacy to the medium. By treating the printing plate like a sketch book, Rembrandt granted unparalleled insights into his working processes. The resulting prints defied their status as multiples and left a lasting impression not only on collectors, but also on generations of artists.

Rembrandt – 350th Anniversary Lecture Series

Rembrandt’s death took place 350 years ago this year, in 1669. Museums across the globe, from Amsterdam to the Arabian Gulf, are staging exhibitions to commemorate his artistic legacy, and a life that was far from a masterpiece. Sometimes dismissed contemptuously in his own time, the supreme genius of Rembrandt is now universally acknowledged. The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia is pleased to present a series of lectures offering insights into the artist’s life, his work and its reception.

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: The 2019 Callaway Lecture : Presented by Paul Rissmann (UK) Website | More Information
In collaboration with WASO, we are delighted to welcome passionate music educationalist Paul Rissmann to present the 2019 Callaway Lecture, one of the most prestigious events in the calendar of the Conservatorium of Music.

‘The Jamie Oliver of animateurs’ Neue Muzikzeitung

‘Rissmann is without parallel. He has a line of communication that exactly matches, then advances the listening skills of his audience’ The Herald

Challenging Classical Conventions: exploring new opportunities to engage with the orchestra in the 21st century

The orchestra is changing. For centuries, its role and reach were more or less static. Today, thanks to the development of creative and inclusive educational programmes, the orchestra and its musicians are more assessable and more relevant to society than ever before. This talk will explore how composer and educationalist Paul Rissmann’s work has helped expand the range of activities the modern symphony orchestra has to offer, both on and off the concert platform.

Free entry - bookings essential RSVP to [email protected]

Lecture: 7pm

Refreshments served from 6.30pm
Thursday 23
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Museum of Sound Series : Seeing is Deceiving: The Non-visual Aspects of Rock Art More Information
Do you remember the sound of dial-up internet? What about the whistle of an old kettle or a wine cork popping? Sounds, noise and music are fundamental to our lives.

Join us to explore our sonic past and present and learn how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. Presented in collaboration with the City of Perth Library.

Sound in the form of language and music make us human. But what is the archaeological evidence for sound? In this talk we will take a global look at sound, music, language, art and human evolution, before focusing on the San or 'Bushman' of southern Africa.

Sven Ouzman is an archaeologist, lecturer and activist at UWA’s School of Social Sciences. Dr Ouzman researches the forgotten worlds beneath and all around us, and is currently exploring areas such as Indigenous rock art in the North Kimberley and the South African colonial circuits of knowledge and heritage. He is a member of the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management at the University of Western Australia.

Free entry - bookings essential

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Impressions Website | More Information
The passion for music and the exceptional ability of young emerging artists creates an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2019, some of Australia’s finest young musicians will take to the stage in four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts, taking you on a musical journey from the 1700s to the present day.

Offering a glimpse of the Baroque era, Elena Kats-Chernin’s expansive and opulent Prelude and Cube is reimagined in this concert where old and new walk side by side. Program

BACH Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (arr. Hunsberger)

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Prelude and Cube (arr. De Cinque)

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Dance of the Paper Umbrellas

HAYDN Missa in Angustiis (Nelson Mass)

Tickets from $18

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19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Enrich | Broadening Showcase 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.

Join our massed ukulele ensemble as they perform classic songs you know and love! The Broadening Showcase will also feature our handbell ensembles and the UWA Broadening Flute Choir in a fun concert that is sure to delight!

Tickets: $5 (available at the door)

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