Threshold: 12 percussionists, 2 vocal soloists and the Federation Bells
Old Quad, North Wing, (Building 150) Parkville Campus, Victoria 3052
‘Threshold’ is a music work by Composer Noemi Liba Friedman commissioned by The Grainger Museum, University of Melbourne specifically for the microtonal Federation Handbells, percussion and voices, to be premiered as part of Multivocal, currently showing at the Old Quad Treasury gallery.
It will be performed in surround sound, integrating elements of Middle Eastern quarter-tone scales into an evocative and atmospheric contemporary new music work to welcome asylum seekers and immigrants arriving here from a life impacted by persecution or war.
Vocal improvisors/performers will be internationally acclaimed Gelareh Pour and Sarvenaz Monfaredi.
Percussion Soloists include Kaylie Melville (Speak Percussion, Rubiks) and Percussion Maestro Peter Neville (Elision).
Performed by the Melbourne Conservatorium Percussion Ensemble and community bells chorus under the baton of MCM head and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Percussionist Brent Miller.
The Federation Handbells are managed by Museums Victoria on behalf of Creative Victoria. Image: Creative Victoria. Source: Museums Victoria.