Turley city of ghosts
Daugherty Sunset Strip
Reich City Life
Robert Spano conductor
This program features the urgent restlessness of two great American cities: Los Angeles’ famous Sunset Strip as depicted by Michael Daugherty; and Steve Reich’s City Life, his brilliant account of the surging, cacophonous streets of New York City. ‘Why not bring it into a piece of music?’ Reich asked himself, somewhat rhetorically. Indeed, this five-movement, 25-minute piece teems with the sounds of car horns, sirens and pile-drivers. The concert begins with Graffiti, by Korean-born composer Unsuk Chin — a celebration of street art in all its forms. This concert will also feature Alex Turley’s city of ghosts, commissioned through the Cybec 21st Century Australian Composers Program.
14 May at 7pm, Onstage, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall
Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval