A Line Has Two

A jewel-box of sonic textures

A Line Has Two is a striking sonic-literary spectacle by composer Damien Ricketson and renowned poet Christopher Wallace-Crabbe. Following a sell out show at the Sydney Opera House where the work was described by the press as a “a rich jewel-box of sonic textures”, A Line Has Two explores the theme of impermanence and the passing of time. A Line Has Two is preceded by In God’s Esperanto, a world-premiere work that revives ancient languages in an ironic search for universal communication.

A Line Has Two is presented in collaboration with Sounds Alive, Canberra International Music Festival with the support of Arts NSW and Sibelius Software Australia.


Damien Ricketson – In God’s Esperanto (world premiere)
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Damien Ricketson (Music) & Christopher Wallace-Crabbe (Poetry) – A Line Has Two


Roland Peelman (Conductor)
Alison Morgan (soprano)
James Nightingale (aulos)
Jason Noble (clarinets)
Diana Springford (clarinets)
John Dewhurst (percussion)
Bree van Reyk (percussion)

Past Performances

Canberra Sounds Alive, The Street Theatre, 6pm Tuesday 13th May, 2008
Sydney Bangarra Dance Theatre, 8pm Saturday 17th May, 2008


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