Consort of Melbourne – The Ascendant
Friday, August 13, 8:30 PM (AEST)

The Consort of Melbourne gives the Melbourne premiere of The Ascendant by Wally Gunn (music) and Maria Zajkowski (text). This astounding work for eight voices and drumkit effortlessly combines elements of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music with harmonies and forms from 80s British new wave and 90s American grunge, and will be heard alongside works by Medieval masters Guillaume de Machaut, Solage and Pérotin.


The Consort of Melbourne
Katherine Norman – Soprano
Amelia Jones – Soprano
Alex Ritter – Alto
Jenny George – Alto
Robin Parkin – Tenor
Alex Gorbatov – Tenor
Lachlan MacDonald – Baritone
Steven Hodgson – Bass/Artistic director

Dan Richardson – Drum Set


Gunn (Music) and Zajkowski (Text) – The Ascendant

Machaut – Le lai de la fonteinne (excerpts)

Solage – Fumeux fume par fumée

Pérotin – Alleluia nativitas

Friday, August 13, 8:30 PM (AEST)

60 minutes

The Athenaeum 2
188 Collins St, Melbourne