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Jacob Abela. Photo by Matthew McGuigan.

Musical Performance by Jacob Abela

Saturday 23rd of October, 3pm
Places are limited so please register your attendance. LINK

Acclaimed Melbourne-based pianist, ondist, and composer Jacob Abela, will perform two conceptual works of contemporary music. Echoing throughout the CCP’s physical shell and across the larger installation that is This searing light, filtered for shadows, Abela will play Enno Poppe’s Arbeit and This is for Jacob, written by Albela and composer Jenna Lyle. Offering music that is strangely didactic, uncanny and familiar, Abela’s performance will see audiences engage with an almost unsettling momentum in one instant, then to another that continuously searches immovable sound objects for hidden sonic artefacts elicited by choreographed and consequential physical movements.

JACOB ABELA
Australian keyboardist and composer Jacob Abela is a soloist and chamber musician specialising in the new music field. Jacob is also Australia's leading voice for the Ondes Martenot, a French electronic keyboard instrument which predates the synthesiser. In 2017, Jacob was the solo ondist with the Australian World Orchestra for their performance of Olivier Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie, conducted by Simone Young.

Jacob is a founding member of contemporary art music outfit Rubiks, who have enjoyed critical acclaim for their contribution to Melbourne's contemporary music scene. Rubiks have collaborated with various artists including Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström, resulting in the premiere recording of Imaginarium for ensemble, electronic music, and animation.

Jacob performs regularly with the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with renowned ensembles such as Speak Percussion, Ensemble Offspring, Argonaut Ensemble (BIFEM), and Synergy Percussion. Festival credits include the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival (USA), Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, Metropolis New Music Festival, ISCM World New Music Days, Sydney Festival, and Mathemusical Conversations (Singapore).

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