Metapraxis - Arts House 19-21 Jul 2012

Jon Rose, Atticus & GuestsMetapraxis

“The function of music is to create soul, by creating conditions for myth, the root of all soul. Where there is no soul, music creates it. Where there is soul, music sustains it.” Jani Christou, 1968
A rare and exciting array of new-music talent takes to the stage for Metapraxis, presenting 20th and 21st century string compositions.
Iconic composer, violinist and innovator Jon Rose joins adventurous local string quartet Atticus and an eclectic range of guests for the Australian premiere of Greek composer Jani Christou’s rarely-performed 1966 masterpiece, Praxis for 12 – a large-scale theatrical exploration of the tension between the expected and unexpected, the logical and illogical, played out through duelling strings.
Atticus also immerses you in the subtle sonic world of Anthony Pateras’s Crystalline and the explosive subversion of traditional string timbres via bass amps in Cat Hope’s Cruel and Usual; and the prolific and treasured Jon Rose directs a new version of his Strings and Fences II for amplified string octet and video. Each night also features forays into improvisation from special support acts.
Jani Christou described a ‘metapraxis’ as an action that goes against the implied logic of an art form – a destabilisation, an implosive gesture, a push against the norms. Metapraxis is a bold venture into this experience.
Artists: Jon Rose, Biddy Connor, Phoebe Green, Judith Hamann, Anita Hustas, Charlotte Jacke, Zac Johnston, Andrea Keeble, Kevin CK Lo, Leigh Raymond, James Rushford, Joe Talia, Lizzy Welsh


Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall


Full $20 / Concession $15


Book online or call 03 9322 3713

Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 July


Support acts

19 July: James Rushford/Joe Talia
20 July: Jon Rose, Palimpolin
21 July: Anita Hustas/Andrea Keeble
90 minutes

(forwarded from Arts House)