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Sat, 02 Sept


The Eleventh Hour

Patterns of Plants

A concert showcasing Mamoru Fujieda's composition series "Patterns of Plants"

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Patterns of Plants
Patterns of Plants


02 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Eleventh Hour, 170 Leicester St, Fitzroy VIC 3065 Australia



a cross-cultural ensemble with traditional Japanese and baroque Western instruments

Miyama McQueen-Tokita, koto Laura Vaughan, viola da gamba Simone Slattery, baroque violin Brandon Lee, koto Ryan William, recorders Henry Liang, sho Alexander Ritter, countertenor

Directed by Andrew Byrne

First performance of the latest collection fromMamoru Fujieda's Patterns of Plants with early baroque music.

Three performances - Sat 2 Sept, 3:00 pm & 7.30 pm; Sun 3 Sept, 5:00 pm

Japanese post-minimalist composerMamoru Fujieda has spent 26 years creating music based on the electrical activity of living plants. The result is his magnum opus, an ongoing series of compositions titled Patterns of Plants.The latest collection ofPatterns of Plants is premiered in September by an ensemble of musicians from Melbourne, Sydney and Tokyo.Brought together for this project in the Astra concert series, the group is led is led by virtuoso playersMiyama McQueen-Tokita (koto) andLaura Vaughan (viola da gamba).Fujieda has chosen this unique combination of instrumental colors to conjure the sensuous and evocative musical universe of his work, heard in the intimate and resonant surroundings of The Eleventh Hour Theater.Complementing Fujieda's new work are early-baroque works specially arranged for the ensemble.


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