Critical acclaim for the recent sold-out Sydney Chamber Opera production of Mayakovsky, for which Huw was assistant conductor, can be found here.
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The Festival Ensemble premieres Fakeries by Huw Belling at the 2014 St Magnus International Festival on the Orkney Isles.
“Inspired by footage of an unbalanced washing machine shaking itself apart, Fakeries is a wash-cycle of invented folk dances that spins itself into oblivion.”
Jack Symonds has recorded the 12 minute piano work ‘Diffusions’ which he commissioned this year from Huw. The score note reads:
Diffusions mostly obscures its own simple material. Occasionally the underlying simplicity is left in peace; at other times it is possessed by the machine in the ghost.
Selected Photos & Show Reel below:
Trailer of Sydney Chamber Opera’s recent production of Notes from Underground.
“From every point of view – artistic, musical, theatrical and logistical – this was an ambitious undertaking, impressively realised…Gripping and earthy…it was an auspicious launch.”
“A brave and triumphant debut for Sydney Chamber Opera.”
Notes from underground has received much press, including one article in the Sydney Morning Herald about the launch of the company; one in the Telegraph anticipating the production; and several positive reviews including one from ABC’s limelight magazine; and a four-and-a-half star review from Peter McCallum.
Huw will be involved with Sydney Chamber Opera‘s next production, of The Cunning Little Vixen. More soon…