Back to All Events

Sensuality in the City, presented by Forest Collective and Melbourne Recital Centre

Forest Collective and Melbourne Recital Centre presents, as a part of Metropolis New Music Festival 2016

Sensuality in the City

Forest Collective presents Sensuality and the City bringing together sexuality and sensuality in metropolitan centres through music and visual elements with a focus on queer composers.

Soprano Rosemary Ball will thrill you with her cheeky rendition of Recitation No. 9 (1977) by Georges Apherghis while two Australian premieres by Philip Venables (F*** Forever [2011] and Fight Music [2009]) will have you on the edge of your seats, as Phillips works have been described as “brutally effective” (The Times) and “a dark and violent portrait of sexual desire” (

The entire program will be accompanied by visual elements from Jake Preval - a Melbourne based artist working in a variety of mediums spanning sculpture, photography, installation and performance.

Rosemary Ball - Soprano Solo

Christian Gillett - Bass-Baritone Solo

Evan Lawson - Conductor

Anna Pokorny - Cello Solo

Vilan Mai - Clarinet Solo


Katie Clarke - Flutes

Danae Killian - Piano

Katriona Tsyrlin - Violin

Spencer Nelson - Trombone

Aaron Klein - Clarinets

Kaylie Melville - Percussion

Rebecca Scully - Double Bass



Lines and Distances for Solo Clarinet - Marc Yeats Australian Premiere

Himeros for Ensemble - Evan Lawson World Premiere

Fight Music and F**k Forever for Ensemble - Philip Venables Australian Premiere

Recitation No. 9 for Solo Female Voice - Georges Aperghis

Ganymede and Gefronen Thranen for Baritone and Ensemble - Franz Schubert, in new arrangements by Evan Lawson and Alexander Morris

Im wunderschönen monat mai for Soprano and Ensemble - Robert Schumann, in a new arrangement by Evan Lawson

Wednesday May 18th 6pm
$39 Full price, $29 Concession (student or pension card)

Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre, Sturt Street and Southbank Blvd. Southbank

PTV: Number 1 Tram, or a short walk from Flinders Street Station


Earlier Event: April 16
Billilla Studio open day
Later Event: August 28
Allotropy! with Rosemary Ball