Certainly a group to follow, Collusion is a four-piece contemporary classical music ensemble formed in late 2002, comprised of young, vibrant and imaginative artists Benjamin Greaves (violin), Therese Milanovic (piano), Shannon Tobin (cello) and Stephen Wylks (clarinet).
As well as performing as an ensemble of four, the group also invites guest artists of different artistic mediums including guest musicians, dance, spoken word, film, visual arts, circus arts, photography and theatre to contribute, in part, to their productions.
Individual members of Collusion are also professional freelance musicians and have performed internationally throughout Belgium, Spain, Italy and Switzerland as well as nationally throughout Australia.
The group continues to captivate audiences with their contemporary classical and rarely performed pieces in exciting and innovative productions. Collusion has performed to sold-out shows at the Brisbane Powerhouse, the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU) and the Thomas Dixon Centre.
Collusion has performed in collaboration with Queensland Ballet in their popular Vis-à-vis series, as well as at the Buddha Birthday Festival, the Encounters Festival, the Bangalow Festival and Evocations 2005 and 2006. Evocations 2006: A Matter of Movement was supported by the Brisbane City Council, the Brisbane Powerhouse and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
In addition to performing in their 2007 subscription series, Thread, this year Collusion will tour Queensland as part of Musica Viva's Music in Schools program. Collusion has also been placed on Musica Viva's Country Wide touring directory. 2008 will see the ensemble present a brand-new music theatre piece written for Collusion by Paul Stanhope, commissioned by the Australia Council.
Artist's website: www.collusion.com.au
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Emerging Brisbane-based ensemble Collusion has produced a disc of inspiration, imagery and energy in their first release for Move Records, In Depth. An enticing melting pot of influences, In Depth is comprised entirely of music written in the last twenty years.