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Fremantle Arts Centre presents,

Soft Soft Loud | Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Blood on the Floor

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Date & time

25th of February 2016 at 8:00pm



Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty St 
WA 6160
  • Fremantle


FAC’s annual program of intriguing cross-genre collaborations, Soft Soft Loud, returns in 2016 with a 20th anniversary performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1996 work Blood on the Floor, uniquely adapted for this occasion.

Considered one of the most gifted composers of his generation, Turnage was inspired to write this piece after losing his brother to a drug overdose. This now-seminal work harnesses a powerful, high-octane meld of jazz and classical elements.

Jazz soloists unite with a hand-picked ensemble of dynamic WA musicians for this one-off collaboration tackling Turnage’s complex yet lucid instrumental textures and artful union of notated and improvised material.

Blood on the Floor is an elegant and deeply moving masterpiece of genuine contemporary sensibilities.

Jazz Soloists:

Ben Vanderwal – Drums
Carl Mackey – Saxophones
Matthew Styles – Soprano Saxophone
Philip Everall - Bass Clarinet
Andrew Nicholson - Flutes
Peter Miller - Trumpet
Liam O'Malley - Trombone

Fremantle Arts Centre is operated by the City of Fremantle