Aphids in association with Libra Ensemble


‘Mark Knoop’s rendition is scintillating… Violinist Yasutaka Hemmi’s realisation of this piece is breathtaking, and Animali is a significant musical achievement for both composer and performer.’ RealTime 79


Composer – David Young
Film artist – Louise Curham
Writer – Cynthia Troup
Pianoforte & conductor – Mark Knoop
Violin – Yasutaka Hemmi

Flute – Elizabeth Barcan
Oboe – Anne Gilby
Clarinet – Martin Mackerras
Bass clarinet – Karen Heath
Trombone – Benjamin Marks
Horn – Geoff Viking Lierse *
Percussion – Peter Neville & Eugene Ughetti
Guitar – Geoffrey Morris
Violin – Zoe Black
Viola – Jason Bunn # & Paul McMillan #
Violoncello – Geoffrey Gartner & Caerwen Martin
Contrabass – Dorit Herskovits & Stuart Riley

Lighting & production – Richard Vabre
Animation & multimedia – Matthew Gardiner & My Trinh Gardiner
Video technician – Peter Humble

LIBRA ENSEMBLE co-artistic directors Mark Knoop & Carl Rosman

* courtesy of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
# courtesy of Orchestra Victoria

Supported by Arts Victoria, Federation Square, The Arts Centre, Airstrip and ABC Classic FM.

First broadcast on ABC Classic FM 105.9
13 October

First performance of the full series at the Fairfax Studio, as part of Full Tilt at the Arts Centre
10 – 11 May

Images Yatzek

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.