Forest Collective and Melbourne Recital Centre presents

Unfinished novels, computer games, world premieres, and more.

Forest Collective joins forces with Rubiks Collective for Metropolis New Music Festival 2015 to perform a multi-layered program spanning film and new music.

Artistic Director of Forest Collective, Evan Lawson shares his arrangement of ‘Moonfall’ from The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a melancholic novel left unfinished by Charles Dickens just prior to his death and adapted for stage and screen in the 1980s. From unfinished 19th century novels to the world of technology, Swedish composer Marcus Fjellström combines three ingredients from his childhood (cartoons, computer games and nightmares) to write, compose, create and animate the story of Odboy and Erordog (2012). Experimental, dark and filled with intrigue, the story follows a boy and his dog who embark on a black and white adventure.

Odboy and Erordog (2012) Australian premiere Film and Music - Marcus Fjellström 30 mins (performed in 3 movements)

Moonfall (1987/2015) in a new arrangement by Evan Lawson, Soprano Solo Rosemary Ball 10 mins

Orpheus and the Cave (2015) World premiere Evan Lawson Soprano Solos Rosemary Ball and Teresa Duddy 10 mins


Rubiks Collective - 2015 Ensemble in Residence

Piano - Jacob Abela

Flute - Tamara Kohler

Violin - Amy Brookman

Cello - Gemma Tomlinson


Forest Collective

Conductor - Evan Lawson

Soprano - Rosemary Ball and Teresa Duddy

Assistant Conductor/Percussion - Louis Sharpe

Flute - Tanya Vincent

Clarinets - Vilan Mai and Aaron Klein

Harp - Samantha Ramirez

Violins - Isabel Hede, Katriona Tsyrlin and Bridget Graham

Thursday May 7th 6pm
Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
Tickets available here from Melbourne Recital Centre








Image from Odboy and Erordog by Marcus Fjellström