Phoenix Collective’s Digital Sessions: Different Trains

Phoenix Collective announces the release of the first of its Digital Sessions: Different Trains, presented as an Online Event & Fundraiser.

This screening of Phoenix Collective Quartet (PCQ) uses an ISO filmed and recorded performance of Steve Reich’s innovative Different Trains and pre-recorded tape by Kronos String Quartet. The work soundtracks the World Premiere of a film created for this event by renowned Sydney videographer, Sina S of VDO SYMPTOMS (official selection in Short and Sweet Film Festival and Sydney Indie Film Festival 2017/ Filmagination 2019/ Elements Fundraiser for Bushfires Relief 2020) .

This project aims to raise funds to convert Phoenix Collective’s 2020 concert programs into digital, high-quality audio and visual presentations, which is particularly important during this time of uncertainty and financial hardship for Australian artists, when all are being asked to do more with less, while still thinking outside the box.

The Phoenix Collective presents high-profile Australian musicians in captivating recital series that showcase classical music with a uniquely Australian edge. Launched in 2018 it aims to take high-end classical music performed by accomplished musicians to local audiences in intimate, iconic venues. Its broad repertoire spans classical, contemporary and experimental genres: the virtuosity of Italian Baroque, the simplicity of Folk Music, the intensity of Romanticism, slick Jazz crossover, the meditative calm of Minimalism, and more. Its players have come from national and international orchestras such as The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, BBC Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Canberra Symphony, Kammer Philharmonie Köln, the Juilliard School, Opera Australia Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony.

The effects of COVID-19 were immediate and tangible. Within a week, all concert venues closed for the foreseeable future, leaving the rest of the 2020 season in doubt. In response, The Phoenix Collective plans to continue to deliver its music to its subscribers, followers and online audience, aided by funding and other resources consisting of an online digital platform to present future live performances, to share their artistic vision further afield and to provide meaningful employment for artists. This is the first of three PC|DS online performances planned for the year.

Tickets: $20 Click here to book.












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