Join Melbourne-based composer Katy Abbott as she presents her new work – Introduced Species – in a live performance workshop across metropolitan Melbourne. Inspired by the paintings of the same title by Australian artist, Matthew Quick, Katy’s composition explores the impact that human interference can have on music in the same way that Matthew’s art explores the impact that human interference can have on our environment.
Matthew has collaborated with Dr Katy Abbott to create 3 CD's of Katy's compositions.
Work for 2013 includes the release of two new discs – The Domestic Sublime: the vocal music of Katy Abbott and Famous (choral music). Both discs feature the art work of Matthew Quick on the album covers as does Katy's first disc Sunburnt Aftertones (2010).
Katy is also using Matthew's series Introduced Species as a launching point for a new orchestral work for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Abbott's piece introduces some unusual 'species' into the orchestra and is based upon the real events around Matthew's painting, Intrepid Travellers (2011), pictured. This piece will be recorded and performed in 2013/14 by the MSO. Visit katyabbott.com for updates mid-2013.