Refuse the Hour LIMELIGHT review
Maxim Boon from Australia’s Classical Music and Art Magazine, LIMELIGHT recently attended a performance of Philip Miller’s Refuse the Hour at the Perth Concert Hall. His review offers an Arts veteran’s insight into the performance and offers an intimate portrait of his impressions. Here is a snippet.
South African composer Philip Miller, arguably the most significant contributor, is a master of sonority and drama, employing an elaborate range of unusual orchestrations, extended techniques and junkyard instruments, including an extraordinary drum kit robot, which hangs overhead from the ceiling. His music is experimental, but not inaccessibly so, pairing a complex harmonic language with a more familiar vocabulary of traditional musical styles and up-beat rhythms.
Read the full piece: “Review: Refuse the Hour (William Kentridge, PIAF)”