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yMusic + the music box project

  • creative space 99 Crown Lane, rear of 99 Crown Street Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010 Australia (map)

BACKSTAGE: a living space for living music presents

yMusic (NYC) and the music box project (SYD) in back to back sets exploring the latest music from the USA and Australia.

With music by: Missy Mazzoli*, Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, Marcos Balter, Judd Greenstein, Jane Aubourg*, Elizabeth Jigalin*, Kezia Yap*, Milan Monk*, Harry Burgess*, Joseph Franklin*.

*world premiere

Doors open 6:30pm
Music starts 7:00pm

Tickets $25 (includes beer/wine)

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This concert is the first in a series of concerts at BackStage @ creative space 99 curated by Lamorna Nightingale and Elizabeth Jigalin.

a group of six New York City instrumentalists flourishing in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds, who have striven to bring a classical chamber music aesthetic to venues outside the traditional concert hallKnown for their partnership with Ben Folds and championing the music of the likes of Nico Muhly and Sufjan Stevens, yMusic will present a program including the world premiere of a new work by Brooklyn based composer Missy Mazzoli - recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York" (New York Times).

the music box project:
an experimental vehicle for upcoming Sydney composers and performers, seeking to present unique, creative and collaborative music experiences. This creative cohort have sonically activated car parks and created an ambitious collaborative work in which 40 composers from around the world each contributed a cell of music. In the music box project's short set, six composers have each created a miniature work based on the same simple concept leading them to different paths of sonic exploration.


yMusic: CJ Camerieri (trumpet), Rob Moose (violin), Nadia Sirota (viola), Gabriel Cabezas (cello), Hideaki Aomori (clarinet), Alex Sopp (flute)

the music box project musicians: Jane Aubourg (violin), Peter Leung (saxophones), Joe Lisk (trumpet), Joe Manton (bass guitar), James Guest (percussion), Naomi Johnson (flute)