MP3 Topology - Topology
Topology''s first CD featuring original compositions of their unique contemporary classical music. Original instrumental works by Robert Davidson and Tom Adeney, reflecting Australian landscape.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (55:30) !
Related styles: CLASSICAL: Contemporary, AVANT GARDE: Classical Avant-Garde
Topology is increasingly recognised as one of Australia’s leading new music ensembles. Their energetic, full-blooded sound belies their compact instrumentation. Since forming in 1997, Topology has built a solid audience, and regularly performs to sold-out houses around Australia.
Nothing if not flexible, Topology is often found in the theatre, in art galleries, clubs, accompanying silent film, even supporting pop groups such as Savage Garden in 10000-seat arenas. Whilst their typical home might be the concert hall; in addition to their annual concert series, they are also frequently featured in festivals.
The group has given a wide range of performances, from experimental Fluxus music at the Queensland Art Gallery to the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival, playing nightly The Marriage of Figaro, directed by Neil Armfield and starring Geoffrey Rush. In between shows, they performed the opening concert for the Sydney Spring Festival (where they received Best Ensemble Award in 1999), and were resident ensemble at the University of Western Sydney.
Currently artists-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Topology has performed sold out shows with the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, The Kransky Sisters and percussion duo Karak (from Taikoz). Original compositions sit alongside stunning arrangements of the gorgeously evocative music from the film American Beauty and Topology’s take on pop hits such as ‘Take Me Out’ by Franz Ferdinand.
Topology continues to work with and consult with many international composers, including those from Canada (Tim Brady), the UK (Andrew Poppy, Michael Nyman, Jeremy Peyton Jones), the US (William Duckworth, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Carl Stone, Paul Dresher) and with many Australian composers.
In addition to organising their own concerts, Topology has been engaged by many festivals and organisations, including the Olympics Arts Festival, Brisbane Festival, the Brisbane International Film Festival and Playing Australia
‘Be transported by the sheer sonic beauty of Topology’…. The Brisbane Powerhouse
‘A lush, gorgeous sound world of energetic movement’… The Courier Mail