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ELISION 'The Wreck of Former Boundaries' - POSTPONED
Redland Performing Arts Centre
Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been postponed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to receive information about the rescheduled performance date when it becomes available please send your contact details through to

ELISION is Australia’s premier new music ensemble. Formed in Melbourne in 1986, ELISION’s work has focused increasingly on pushing physical boundaries in search of certain kinds of visceral expressive experiences. The ensemble is driven by the desire to explore long-term co-creative processes with composers; the desire to imagine, develop and build new technical and expressive means. The scores they have commissioned propose new forms of musical thinking, reflecting the energies of ELISION musicians.

Aaron Cassidy’s The Wreck of Former Boundaries is a blistering meld of live electronics and electric lapsteel guitar; the work is consumed with a fascination for curves, arcs, bubbles, and foams. It is a music that sets movement, energy, force, and velocity against various states of friction, resistance, viscosity, and elasticity. Its material bends and grinds, wobbles and pulls, flickers and swerves, leaps and twists, gurgles and coils. And erupts and explodes.

The major centre piece of the concert is Richard Barrett’s world-line, an interlocking cycle of compositions featuring the electric lap steel guitar (in a tuning and setup devised in collaboration with Daryl Buckley, to whom it is dedicated), together with various combinations of piccolo trumpet/flugelhorn, percussion and electronics. World-line is a term from the theory of relativity denoting the history of a particle or object as it passes through the dimensions of time and space. The music could be thought of as a miniature 'universe', whose matter and energy are composed of sound, which expands (from low pitches) and recontracts (towards high pitches) over a duration of around thirty minutes, and which is experienced in relation to the 'world-line'
traced by the lap steel guitar and the shifting relationships and perspectives between it and the other instruments and sounds.

ELISION has performed at venues such as the Hebbel Theater Berlin, the Berlin Philharmonie, Saitama Arts Theatre Tokyo, Pompidou Centre, Sydney Opera House, Queensland Art Gallery, and Vienna Konzerthaus; at festivals such as Wien Modern, Maerzmusik, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Festival Ars Musica of Brussels, Züricher TheaterSpektakel, the 50th Warsaw Autumn Festival, Ultima Oslo, TRANSIT Festival Leuven, Spitalfields London, the Chekov International Theatre Festival of Moscow, BIFEM, and Festival d’Automne à Paris.

ELISION ensemble is: Daryl Buckley (electric lap-steel guitar), Graeme Jennings (violin), Peter Neville (percussion), Tristram Williams (trumpet) and Benjamin Anderson (trombone).

This performance is part of the Cleveland Contemporary Music Event (CCME) which brings the new music world to Cleveland with five exceptional concerts over three weekends. Book for three or more CCME concerts at the same time and save. More info>

Performance Times:
Saturday 4 November, 7.30pm
RPAC Concert Hall
2 hours 15 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
Adults: $45
Seniors/Pensioners: $40
Groups 10+: $30
Children/Students: $20
Buy for 3 or more CCME concerts and save: Tickets $35 each
Suit Children:
Parental guidance recommended to determine suitability for your child
Booking Information:
You can book your tickets:
  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.10 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre Box Office so that we can accommodate your needs.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances this performance has been postponed. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to receive information about the rescheduled performance date when it becomes available please send your contact details through to


Photo: Mario Popham