Adelaide-based pianist and composer Ashley Hribar (b. 1975) consistently works with classical repertoire in interesting and innovative ways. These include the curation of a series of concerts across Germany in which all ten of Scriabin’s piano sonatas were performed in conjunction with massive projections of opals as a means to explore synaesthetic qualities of these enthralling works.

Ashley Hribar

Hribar also has a long-standing interest in silent film and has performed his own scores to accompany many screenings, including of legendary German Expressionist director F.W. Murnau’s Faust(1926). This is the inspiration for Hribar’s latest album, Faust: A Mortal’s Tale, which assembles works by Rachmaninov, Debussy, Liszt and French-Russian composer Georgy Catoire (1861-1926), among others, into a programmatic retelling of the Faust legend. There’s a twist though: all have been arranged by Hribar to utilise...