Two Evenings Celebrating Two Decades of Musical Adventures
14 albums, hundreds of original works, countless national/international tours and far-reaching acclaim – Topology has had quite the adventure since their DIY beginnings in the Brisbane underground scene in 1997. Their distinct combination of piano, strings and saxophone, with influences from chamber music, pop, jazz, electronica, orchestral and progressive rock, has enchanted audiences for 20 years, and they show no sign of slowing down.In TOPOLOGY@TWENTY they reflect on their creative journey thus far – from cross-genre experimentation to innovation in speech melody, composing for dance, puppetry and theatre to developing their own theatrical performance modes. Topology celebrates this milestone over two evenings with two very different programs, each night presenting highlights from each decade of original repertoire and a few surprise appearances by some their favourite collaborators.
PROGRAM FOR 9 DEC: 2008-2017
In addition to being their most prolific era, it is in this decade where Topology began to branch out into cross-artform experimentation, with many works commissioned for dance and theatre. This evening will feature music created for Expressions Dance Company’s “R&J”, Queensland Ballet’s “Live Attitude”, and Topology’s own venture into theatrical storytelling, their “Ten Hands” and ARIA-nominated “Share House”.