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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

Soft Soft Loud: Mark-Anthony Turnage's Blood on the Floor

An elegant and deeply moving masterpiece.

Thu 25 Feb, 8.00pm

Fremantle Arts Centre

Tickets $44–$49

  • Music
  • Classical Music


Soft Soft Loud, Fremantle Art Centre’s annual program of intriguing cross-genre collaborations, presents a 20th anniversary performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage's work, Blood on the Floor, uniquely adapted for this occasion. 

Turnage is considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation. Inspired by the loss of his brother to a drug overdose, this seminal work harnesses a powerful, high-octane meld of jazz and classical elements.

A solo jazz quartet unites with a hand-picked ensemble of dynamic Western Australian musicians for this one-off collaboration tackling Turnage’s complex yet lucid instrumental textures and artful union of notated and improvised material.

Blood on the Floor remains an elegant and deeply moving masterpiece of genuine contemporary sensibilities.

Cast & Crew / Artists

Matthew Hoy

Artistic Director

Ben Vanderwal

Soloist – Drums

Carl Mackey

Soloist – Saxophones

Sam Anning

Soloist – Electric Bass

Carl Morgan

Soloist – Electric Guitar

Matthew Styles

Soloist – Soprano Saxaphone

Philip Everall

Soloist – Bass Clarinet

Andrew Nicholson

Soloist – Flutes

Martin Phillipson

Soloist – Trumpet

Tristam Williams

Soloist – Trumpet

Liam O'Malley

Soloist – Trombone



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