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BINARY "BINARY: Amazing music for two flutes"

-OPEN SITE 2016-2017 Project A <Recommendation Program>

  • Date:
    2016.12.16(Fri) - 2016.12.17(Sat)
    2,000 yen
    Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Tokyo Wonder Site
    TWS Hongo
    Lina Andonovska, Janet McKay

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In this fascinating program of recent music for flute duo, BINARY will explore works that push the instruments and the performers to their limits, both musically and physically. Not restricting themselves to the standard concert flute, McKay and Andonovska will also be featuring exploratory compositions for the alto and bass flutes. Come and be surprised at the intimate, powerful and energy-infused voice of BINARY.

[Concert Program]
Mario Diaz de Leon: Altar of Two Serpents
Barry O'Halpin: Twin Molluscs
Jane Rigler: Two Seaming
Tom Johnson: Counting Duets
Ann Cleare: eyam iii (if it's living somewhere outside of you)
Kaija Saariaho: Dolce Tormento
Stephen Cronin: Sacrifice

[ Notice : part of the program has been changed ]
Please note that "Veiled Words" by Dominik Karski has been changed to "Counting Duets" by Tom Johnson due to the inevitable reason.

Date: December 16 (Fri.), 17 (Sat.), 2016 *Finished

Start: 19:15 (Doors Open: 19:00)
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Hongo
Ticket: 2,000 yen

Additional ticket without reservation will be sold on Dec 17.
Please visit reception desk and receive number card from 18:00, enter the venue in numerical order from 19:10.
Please note that number of additional ticket is limited and there is a possibility that you can't enter the venue even though you have a number card.

1. Booking should be made by E-mail or Fax.
Email: / Fax: 03-5689-7501
2. Please inform us of your name, phone number, date/ time/ name of the performance and number of tickets with a subject of "Booking for OPEN SITE". (On booking by Fax, please let us know your Fax number, too.)
3. Payment should be made at the venue on the day of performance.
4. Booking will be closed by 17:00 of the day before each performance, or as soon as the seats are fully booked. For the latest ticket information, please check this page.

*Please note that program content may change due to inevitable reasons.

BINARY|Janet and Lina's worlds collided at the 2013 Australian Flute Festival where their passion for interpreting recently penned compositions was fulfilled through the NOW flute ensemble. In 2014, the BINARY duo debuted at Brisbane's Judith Wright Centre through the generous support of a Pozbile crowd-funding campaign. In late 2014 the pair took their project to Chicago's Elastic Arts space, and in December 2015 they performed in Japan as part of the Tokyo Experimental Festival where their performance was awarded the Grand Prize of the festival. Janet and Lina are committed to performing music in an innovative and immersive way; this is evident through their solo careers that span from teaching individually and in a workshop setting, the numerous community music projects that both artists take part in, to the collectives and ensembles that they are both members of outside the BINARY project. The two have plans to commission more works for this combination in the future, to release a recording of their core repertoire, and take this project on the road and win fans over with the spectrum of sounds that can be conjured up by two flutes.

A05_2.jpgLina Andonovska | Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, flautist Lina Andonovska has performed in concert halls around Europe, Asia, USA/Canada, and Australia. Critically acclaimed for her interpretation of recently composed works, Rolling Stone Magazine hailed her performance of Bun-Ching Lam's piccolo concertino as "superbly played, (ranging) from sustained 'somebody-please-get-that-tea-kettle' squeaks to the flit and flutter of its beautifully lilting trills..."

An Asialink Artist (2015) and Freedman Fellow (2013), she leads a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player. Lina has collaborated with an impressive range of artists including eighth blackbird, Shara Worden, Bryce and Aaron Dessner (The National), stargaze and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral player she has appeared with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (UK), Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Orchestra Victoria and was co-principal flute of Southbank Sinfonia (UK). As soloist she has performed concerti with Southbank Sinfonia, Orchestra Victoria and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Lina has been artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, Canada and was musician in residence with Ireland's Crash Ensemble in 2015. Upcoming performances include appearances at the 2016 Tokyo Experimental Festival and performing Donnacha Dennehy's highly acclaimed opera 'The Last Hotel' with Crash Ensemble at the Philharmonie Luxembourg.

A05_3.jpgJanet McKay | prize-winning flautist committed to the performance and development of new music. She has just completed a PhD (Performance at the University of Queensland, researching flutist-composer collaborations. In addition to her M.Mus (Performance) and B.Mus (Hons) she has studied at the Guildhall School of Music (UK) and the Bang on a Can Institute (USA).

Janet has performed solo recitals in London, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. She demonstrates her ongoing commitment to composer and repertoire development by actively commissioning and premiering new works for flute and facilitating composer development workshops.

Janet recently co-directed the inaugural UNBOUND Flute Festival in Brisbane which included a composition competition and three days of workshops and performances on contemporary flute. She also co-directed the sonic arts project SUPER CRITICAL MASS (SCM) from 2007-2013, including performances of up to 100 musicians in Central Park New York, to open the new Library of Birmingham (U.K.) and for the Queensland Music Festival. Janet maintains a vibrant teaching studio both privately and at the Young Conservatorium (Griffith University), and is a Flute Examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board.