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Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music 2017

Friday 1 September 2017 - Monday 4 September 2017

Just Announced

Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music strutted onto the international music scene in September 2013, winning critical praise from around the world and delivering festival and broadcast audiences a visceral experience. With an emphasis on premiere or rarely performed long form works, BIFEM platforms virtuosity in musicianship and innovation in composition. BIFEM's resident ensemble Argonaut is drawn from a flexible roster of virtuosi from across Australia and from visiting international guests, playing together exclusively in Bendigo.

2017 PROGRAM here.

Highlights include:

ARGONAUT COLLABORATIONS:

PLANK RODEO, Jenny Lyle
Jenna Lyle’s sonically-driven choreographic practice is characterised by works where performers and audiences are equally tasked to enter into states of listening and discovery. In Plank Rodeo, the performers neither sing nor play, but instead reframe their musical training to execute a series of specific physical and listening tasks while ‘riding’ a pile of precariously heaped and specially amplified wooden boards.

NEON PIG (2017), Fernando Garnero
Elena SCHWARZ, Conductor

This opening night concert’s title work Neon Pig is a world premiere, written for Argonaut by Paris-based Argentinian composer Fernando Garnero. Neon Pig is one of three significant works to be conducted by the exceptional Swiss-Australian Elena Schwarz in her BIFEM début.

Guest performer highlights:

Julianna Snapper: YOU WHO WILL EMERGE FROM THE FLOOD
Onstage and underwater at Bendigo’s Capital Theatre for one performance only at 2017 BIFEM with live electronics by the legendary Miller Puckett

Jessica Aszodi and Jenna Lyle: GRAFTER
Grafter is a project for two vocalists, live electronics and hanging speakers. Aszodi and Lyle treat their bodies as resonator instruments, choreographically affecting their sound as they move.

Matthew Horsley: A BOOK OF MIGRATIONS
Taking the title and spirit of Rebecca Solnit’s 1998 book, Brisbane composer Liam Flenady’s new concert-length work is written specifically to showcase the impressive talents of Castlemaine multi-instrumentalist and composer Matthew Horsley.

PLUS MORE!
Sound Galley
MONASH University Composers concert
Argonaut Clarinet Orchestra
Workshops
Cushion Concert
Festival Club at Rocks On Rosalind

Proudly presented by PBS106.7FM
BIFEM takes over BENDIGO September 1-4th, 2017

Book individual tickets or a BIFEM Gold pass - on sale now at bifem.com.au.

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