martin friedel composer


Many  of my choral compositions form part of the larger cantatas, where they take the part of the Greek chorus; standing apart from the action; observing, commenting, summing up. They can be performed as independent works.

CHORUSES FOR WALTER BENJAMIN 1992 solo soprano, tenor and baritone, choir, piano, synthesisers and percussion 7 November  Astra Concerts, 1992 Scienceworks Museum.

WHAT IS BEST IN THE NEW Astra Concerts, 2001 choir, string quartet, piano 4 November 2001 Gasworks Theatre, Albert Park.

PROLOGUE: DAEDALUS AND ICARUS from The Third Planet 1995 solo clarinet, solo violin and choir, Astra Concerts,10 November 2013 North Melbourne Town Hall.

LATE CORRECTION. In memory of Lawrence Whiffin 2014 choir and instrumental ensemble. Texts by Lawrence Whiffin and The Ink Spots, Astra Concerts,4 May 2014 Church of All Nations, Carlton.

HORATIO: Prologue to 'The Measures Taken' 1982 / arr. J. McCaughey 2017 choir & 2 pianos. Text, William Shakespeare from Hamlet c. 1602, Astra Concerts, 22 October 2017 Kensington Town Hall.

CHANGE THE WORLD (1982, arranged 2017) 6 Songs for Bertolt Brecht's The Measures Taken 1930, voices, 2 pianos and drum, Astra Concerts, 22 October 2017 Kensington Town Hall.

ALL THIS YOU SAW 2018 film, piano, violin, clarinet, percussion, choir. Poem "On the Suicide of the Refugee W.B." by Bertolt Brecht 1940, Astra Concerts, 27 October 2018 Lithuanian House, North Melbourne.

The Act of Perception.mp3

Das Kunstwerk from WB choruses.mp3

Horatio prologue.mp3

Epilogue Cities of the Mind.mp3