Claire Chase

Density 2036: Part II | 29 June

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Described by The New York Times as having ‘extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality’, Chase is bringing her revered Density 2036 concert series to Perth for one night only.

Density 2036 is a 22-year project begun by Claire Chase in 2014 to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year until the 100th Anniversary of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking 1936 flute solo, Density 21.5, each season between 2014-2036.

Additionally, each cycle of works (Density 2014, Density 2015, Density 2020, etc) will be released in their world premiere recordings annually, and scores, performance notes and materials be made available digitally as educational resources for flutists everywhere.

Every three years of the cycle (Density 2016, Density 2019, etc) a retrospective event will be held in which Claire will perform cumulative concerts of all Density work commissioned up until that date. In 2036, a 24-hour marathon will take place.

The Perth concert is Part II of the series.

  • Artist
  • Claire Chase
  • Presented by Tura New Music and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

    a rare combination of grace and guts
    — Wall Street Journal

    the young star of the modern flute
    — The New Yorker

  • Venue

    PICA Performance Space

  • Date & Time

    Wednesday 29 June, 7.30pm

  • Tickets

    Concession: $15
    Members: $20
    Standard: $25

    Tickets can be purchased online, in person at PICA reception or by calling 9228 6300.

  • Artist Talk

    There will be an artist talk pre-show (5pm). RSVP essential. More details.