October 2022 to March 2023

Tiny Concerts Series
A meditative musical journey of sound beyond time
Featuring international composer violinist Rupert Guenther
At Perth's newest concert space,

The sounds of the violin have been heard in the temples, mosques, palaces, monasteries and cathedrals of many civilisations, way before music was ever written down or concert halls existed. The Tiny Concerts Series weaves both the earthly and ethereal world-music sounds and influences of old Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, in the way of the troubadours and minstrels over thousands of years - meditative musical journeys which reach beyond time and space in the mystical language of sound and light, resonating the highest humanitarian ideals from the ancient world and into the far-off constellations of the future.

The concert series includes six themes of imaginative new works for violin:

Concert 1 - A Thousand Years In One Breath - 22 October
Concert 2 - The Invisible Architecture Of Compassion - 12 November
Concert 3 - Immeasurable Yearning - 3 December

Concert 4 - Music Of The Quiet Mind - 14 January
Concert 5 - Damascus - 4 February
Concert 6 - Echoes In The Thomaskirche - 25 March

Each of the concerts are family friendly with an early afternoon matinee in addition to the evening concert, and are held in a new exquisite intimate concert auditorium for an audience to experience an up-and-personal journey with Rupert just 20 minutes from the Perth CBD in Wangara.

International composer violinist Rupert Guenther’s imaginative playing and diversity of style deeply captures ‘spirit of place’ through his music. It has seen him give hundreds of recitals in Australia, the UK, USA and Europe including Tate Britain (London), The Guildhall Festival (London), Melbourne International Festival, and Bombora House New York (USA). He has released 27 albums as an original solo artist since 2003 including five CDs commissioned and recorded for ABC Classic FM. Trained as a concert violinist in Vienna, Austria, his deep spirituality has fuelled his musical passions since a young age. His versatility has seen him work as sideman to the stars with many artists and orchestras including the Vienna Chamber Opera, the Australian Pops Orchestra, Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin, Olivia-Newton John, Demis Roussos, John Farnham and Hollywood singer-songwriter Lisbeth Scott.

Don't miss this! Very limited places available. Booking essential.

Saturday 22 October

Concert 1
"A Thousand Years In One Breath"

This concert spans the musical influences of many Asian cultures. It explores through sound the benevolence and the causation beyond the apparent appearances of events in life. There is a saying that a lifetime is just one day in the life of the soul. In such a subject where the mind fails to be able to grapple with the vastness of such questions, the subtle flow of intuitive music allows us to feel and sense the gaps in the seams of the known universe, and through them to catch glimpses of the cosmic perspective of our lives.

Saturday 12 November 2022

Concert 2
"The Invisible Architecture Of Compassion"

Using musical elements from old Europe, the middle ages and beyond, this concert is a musical immersion in the greatest universal humanitarian ideals and aspirations. Compassion is the light which guides all recovery and healing in humanity. The most evolved
civilisations have all been highly altruistic and compassionate. It is the recall of the sensitivity and empathic disposition which has become all but lost to us in the modern world - and the antidote in the vibrational medicine of compassion through the invisible architecture and resonance of this music.

Saturday 3 December 2022

Concert 3
"Immeasurable Yearning"

This concert of contemplative music with influences of the Middle East takes us into the world of the mystics of the 11th-14th centuries, with imaginative fragments of sound we would find in the sacred places of that time. The music derives its inspirations from the devotional love-poetry of the likes of Hafiz, Kabir and Rumi, and sets the listener on a mystical journey into the yearning for divine love and the presence and quietude of the hermit saints of the East.

Saturday 14 January 2023

Concert 4
"Music Of The Quiet Mind"

A rich journey of world music, from the silk road through eastern Europe and Asia, this concert takes us into the wilderness of the natural world: the canyons, bamboo forests, misty mountain tops, temples and rivers. Quietness is discovered to have always been there - we just had to stop and listen to it. This quietude has been the secret of the saints and mystics throughout time, who through years of seclusion and meditation practice could attain a deep stillness. An opportunity to re-set your own inner compass to your heart, and dial down your inner volume levels to quiet.

Saturday 4 February 2023

Concert 5

The Middle-East and North Africa of antiquity was a place of science, scholarship, astronomy, art, education, architecture and culture, way more advanced than its European counterparts for thousands of years. The Damascus concert using musical flavours typical of the plainsong and chant styles in Eleusinian, Gregorian, Byzantine and Arabic music, traces the journey of humanity in melismatic improvisation-style musical reflections, and offers a window into the heightened atmosphere and illumination in the high cultures of that time.

Saturday 25 March 2023

Concert 6
"Echoes In The Thomaskirche"

Thomaskirche (or the Church of St Thomas) in Leipzig has been a sanctuary for the soul through its music for nearly a thousand years. Be transported through the ages of European history in a concert of gorgeous sounds alluding to the travelling minnesingers, bards and minstrels, and the musical influences of the great composer JS Bach himself who resided as Cantor for 27 years in the 18th century at Thomaskirche. Close your eyes and be in the old world of Leipzig for a few centuries.