15 - 17 November 2024

McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin

Fresh Beats & Brillance

Internationally acclaimed percussionist Claire Edwardes OAM, a champion of the contemporary classical genre, leads Momentum Ensemble in a program of living, breathing music.

Young woman laying in a wooden post playing the trumpet
Photo by Lisa Maree Williams

Featuring ‘living’ works by leading Australian artists Mary Finsterer, Brenda Gifford and Ross Edwards with a world premiere by Alice Chance, this ride will be electric.

Australian artists are the centerpiece of this collaboration. Don’t miss the world premiere of a new Alice Chance work, commissioned by AYO. Performed alongside the inimitable Ross Edwards’ Laikan, a set of dances rich with rhythmic vitality, this program delves deep into the diversity and innovation of Australia’s artistic voice. Culture and connection resonate in Wadhu, by Yuin composer Brenda Gifford, and earthy impressionism forms Silva, a concerto for percussion by Mary Finsterer.  

The program also features the music of two American composers: Molly Joyce’s works are a dialogue of creativity and identity as a disabled artist, and her chamber work, Lost & Found is a regimented groove, winding through notions of loss and discovery. Chris Cerrone’s South Catalina is luminous, integrating composition and improvisation into one explosive score


Claire Edwardes

Claire Edwardes