Beethoven + Mustonen / Noise In My Head

Series Four : v_1
Friday 9 March 2018 / 8pm / Collingwood Underground Carpark

Set One

Beginning with music composed over four hundred years ago and ending with a string quartet that is less than two years old, this program represents everything there is to love about classical music. First up the Play On Collective perform a couple of jewels from the early English repertory – dating from the Renaissance and
Baroque periods. Touching base with Beethoven via his iconic Grosse Fuge (written in 1825), the real star of this show is the String Quartet No. 1 by Finnish composer/ pianist/ conductor Olli Mustonen – which Play On has secured for its Australian premiere at this performance! Assembled to play this breathtaking program is a cast of exceptional young Australian artists who rank amongst the world’s best.


William Byrd / Four-Part Fantasia no.1
Richard Mico / Four-Part Consorts set 3 no.10 + set 1 no.19
Ludwig van Beethoven / Grosse Fuge Op. 133
Olli Mustonen / String Quartet No. 1

Play On Collective

Kristian Winther / Violin

Phoebe Masel / Violin

Arabella Bozic / Viola

Michael Dahlenburg / Cello

Set Two: Noise In My Head

Noise In My Head is a freeform sonic excursion piloted by Michael Kucyk. From early beginnings as a long-running cult radio show on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, it has become a vital nexus in the Australia music scene, and now the identity expands as a DJ, two record labels, a publishing entity and party series.

A proud advocate of our burgeoning Australian scene and the rising artists within
them, NIMH has brought together producers, DJs, label heads, compilation selectors
and record collectors from all over the world through his radio show which now airs
on acclaimed online institution NTS.

Debussy + Pärt / Chiara Kickdrum (LIVE)

Series Four : v_2
Friday 16 March 2018 / 8pm / Collingwood Underground Carpark

Set One

Drawing together the unusual and enchanting combination of viola, flute and harp, the Chrysalis Trio was formed in 2013 by three remarkable musicians who met whilst studying together at the Australian National Academy of Music – Australia’s premiere training academy for classical musicians.

In addition to their trio and individual performance commitments, the members of the Chrysalis Trio have performed with acclaimed orchestras including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. For its Play On debut this trio plays works composed in the Twentieth-Century, including the delicate Fratres by cult Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and Claude Debussy’s impressionistic and ethereal 1915 Sonate en Trio.


Jacques Ibert / Deux Interludes
Ástor Piazzolla / Café 1930 for flute and harp
Arvo Pärt / Fratres for viola and harp
Claude Debussy / Sonate en Trio

Chrysalis Trio

Katie Yap / Viola

Kiran Phatak / Flute

Melina Van Leeuwen / Harp

Set Two: Chiara Kickdrum (LIVE)

Chiara Kickdrum is a Melbourne-based composer, DJ and musician born and raised in Torino, Italy. Her artistic appreciation and blend of music disciplines allow her to produce an eclectic range of musical outcomes.

Classically trained in piano in Italy and later exposed to electronic music after moving to Melbourne in 2004, Chiara has since moved into a well-respected position in the Melbourne Techno movement through her dedication to a refined DJing technique and production of electronic music. Chiara has performed at venues across Melbourne, and supported international DJs such as Robert Hood, Ben Sims, DVS1 and Underground Resistance, as well as appearing at respected Festivals across Australia including White Night, Melbourne Music Week, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Dark Mofo in Hobart.

Chiara Kickdrum

Respighi + Nico Muhly / Pjenné

Series Four : v_3
Friday 23 March 2018 / 8pm / Collingwood Underground Carpark

Set One

London-based Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean has stunned in performances from New York to Berlin. Now she takes on Collingwood. Fresh off the back of a national tour as a soloist with the prestigious Australian Chamber Orchestra, Lotte has been named the 2018 Associate Artist of the London Southbank Sinfonia. For her Play On debut she will be joined by longtime friends (and Play On alumni), the Penny Quartet. Together they will present a varied and beautiful program for voice and string quartet with Respighi’s sumptuous 1914 lyric poem Il Tramonto (The Sunset) at its heart.


Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 3: Der Gärtner
Samuel Barber / Dover Beach
Ottorino Respighi / Il tramonto
Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 1: Herzeleid
Johannes Brahms arr Aribert Reimann / 5 Ophelia-Lieder
Nico Muhly // So Many Things
Robert Schumann arr Aribert Reimann / 6 Gesänge No 6: Abendlied

Lotte Betts-Dean


Penny Quartet

Madeleine Jevons / Violin

Amy Brookman / Violin

Anthony Chataway / Viola

Jack Ward / Cello

Set Two: Pjenné

Pjenné is a versatile purveyor of vibe matched only by those who have been buying and playing records for years. With a record collection that boasts an exquisite taste for blue eyed soul, modal, spiritual jazz and the uplifting yet hedonistic roots of disco, you have a fine selector.

All-embracing when it comes to style, she finds harmony in diversity which is reflected in a range of regular slots across Melbourne’s favourite spots, Lost Weekend, Wax’o Paradiso, Daydreams and Lucid, and sought-after festival slots from Strawberry Fields to Freedom Time.


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