ELISION’s work has focused increasingly on pushing physical boundaries in search of certain kinds of visceral expressive experiences, the musical body in extremis being a benchmark of the ensemble’s repertoire. In a digitised world where physical presence is frequently replaced by avatars generating enormously complex effects, ELISION continues to be fascinated by an artisanal and intimately gestural approach to the production of music, co-creative processes of dialogue with composers, in which musicians imagine, develop and build new technical and expressive means.
Consequently ELISION has long enjoyed significant artistic partnerships with composers Liza Lim and Richard Barrett and more recently with newly emergent strands of composition: from Ireland Ann Cleare, or Americans Aaron Cassidy, Evan Johnson and Timothy McCormack.
These composers, amongst many others, are part of the ELISION family.
Main image: Peter Neville performs upon a bellows-driven plastic chicken in the Australian premiere of Extinction Events and Dawn Chorus, composer Liza Lim.