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Sonic Bridges

Australian Contemporary Music

Sonic Bridges will be an evening of contemporary Australian music from living composers performed by Paris-based Australian musicians. Featuring two world premieres as well as a European premiere, this hour-long concert is not to be missed.

Programme

Red Earth, White Clay, Victoria Pham
solo cello (2018) European Premiere

 

Until, Mary Finsterer
two soprano saxophones (2011)

 

Ash - Music for the Eremozoic - Mvt. 3 Night sky with wildflowers, Liza Lim
baritone saxophone and 3 spring drums (2020)

 

Gyfu, Liza Lim
soprano saxophone (2011)

 

Invisibility, Liza Lim
solo cello (2009)

 

Le Boulevard, Victoria Pham
saxophone and electronics (2020) World Premiere

 

this until just before, Joshua Hyde
cello and electronics (2023) World Premiere

Who we are

The performers for Sonic Bridges are renowned Australian musicians based in Paris who specialise in bringing contemporary music to life.

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Joshua Hyde is a saxophonist, improviser & composer.
Internationally recognised as a leading performer of new music, saxophonist and founding member of Parisian new music ensemble soundinitiative, half of scapegoat duo with Canadian percussionist Noam Bierstone & member of Australia’s leading new music ensemble, Elision, he is also a regular guest with ensembles across Europe including Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik, Ensemble Nadar & Ensemble Intercontemporain. Joshua’s discography includes releases on Kairos, Integrated Records, NMC, HCR, Wergo and Torpor Vigil, and collaborations with some of the world’s most notable composers have resulted in an extensive list of premieres.
Since 2020 Joshua is professor of saxophone & chamber music at the Geneva University of Music. He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Sydney, Sydney Conservatorium. Joshua is a Selmer Paris artist.

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Australian saxophonist Mary Osborn is currently based in Paris. She is recognised internationally as a classical and contemporary performer, arranger and teacher and has won many international awards, such as at Andorra SaxFest, Gisborne International Music Competition, Adolphe Sax Competition in Castelbuono. Since 2019, she has performed in the Paris-based contemporary ensemble Ensemble Dynamique as saxophonist and co-founder. In 2021 she formed a saxophone trio, Ensemble Empreintes, who are supported by Henri Selmer Paris, and in 2022, co-founded the Australian Saxophone Quartet (ASxQ) with Joshua Hyde in, Joseph Lallo and Yo-yo Su. ASxQ is an ensemble combining leading Australian saxophonists dedicated to the creation and sharing of Australian music. Mary recorded two CDs with the saxophone ensemble SaxoVoce working with renowned musician Jean-Yves Fourmeau and composers Thierry Escaich, Karol Beffa and Olivier Kaspar. She is currently the saxophone teacher at the Conservatoire Municipal de Musique et de Danse Claude Debussy - Corbeil Essonnes and the coordinator, music theory and saxophone teacher at the Amicale de Villabé.

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Nurtured as a conductor and cellist in Australia and throughout Europe, Daniel has performed at many of the major opera houses and concert halls in the world including the Elbphilharmonie, Berliner Philharmonie, Philharmonie de Paris, the Warsaw Filharmonia, Royal Festival Hall, and Sydney Opera House. In 2018 he was awarded a Fellowship with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, in 2019 he secured a position with Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra, and was assistant conductor to David Curtis from 2020. In 2022, Daniel was also the recipient of a DYCP grant from the Arts Council of England for conducting and the EAMA/Cynthia Lilley Fellowship.
 

As a cellist, Daniel has worked with orchestras including Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Opera Australia Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Oper, Philharmonia Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra.

 

As a soloist and chamber musician, Daniel has performed internationally, appearing in festivals, such as Adelaide Cello Festival, Festival Dino Ciani, and Anghiari Festival. His repertoire spans genres from renaissance to today, specialising in romantic and contemporary Western Art Music.

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Spanning art, technology and science, Victoria Pham is an Australian artist, evolutionary biologist, writer, and composer based between Paris and Sydney.

Her artistic practice is driven by explorations into the sonic connections across nature; practices of decolonisation and listening deeply. The hallmark of her interdisciplinary practice is her belief that a partnership with Nature is fundamental, and that Nature is a collaborator to her design, research and sound-based work. Victoria continues to pursue her work in biodesign through research into bioacoustics and mycology which inform the cross-form approaches that structure her creative process. This is emblematic in 2023 when she founded biodesign and acoustic ecology studio, EARTHLY FUTURES, based in Paris, France.

 

Victoria is represented by the Australian Music Centre as an Associate Artist where a collection of her scores are available here.

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