Seven Stories

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PRESENTED BY CITY RECITAL HALL, ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND CREATIVE MUSIC FUND

They say there are seven stories that encompass all others, but what would they sound like as music?

Hear the oldest of tales with new ears as seven genre-defying composers from across the Australian artistic landscape turn their creative minds towards the legends and lore that have accompanied human history.

Ensemble Offspring have gathered together some of the country’s most original and inquiring artists to delve into the trove of common narratives that span cultures and centuries. Drawing from the ranks of the country’s finest rock and pop outfits – The Go-Betweens’ Amanda Brown, Holly Throsby’s drummer Bree Van Reyk, The Clouds’ Jodi Phillis – to screen composers such as Kyls Burtland and Caitlin Yeo to multi-disciplinary whirlwind Sally Whitwell, this collision of thinkers and dreamers will weave a many-hued interpretation of our archetypal stories with accompanying visuals designed by Sarah-Jane Woulahan and a conceptual framework created by writer Hilary Bell.

Photo credit (above): Bill Chen

Performances

JUNE 3, 7:30 pm, City Recital Hall

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Program

Caitlin YeoThe Quest
Jodi PhillisOvercoming the Darkness
Amanda BrownRags to Riches
Sally WhitwellFatal Flaw
Bree van ReykComedy of Errors
Kyls BurtlandJourney
Jane SheldonTransformation
Caitlin Yeo/Jodi PhillisThe Quest (reprise)

Performers

Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Bree van Reyk (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Sally Whitwell (piano)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Jane Sheldon (soprano)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)

Creative Development Slideshow

A scrolling slideshow of photos of the artists in creative development, as well as a visual representation of the video art by Sarah-Jane Woulahan and a text excerpt by Hilary Bell.
Photos by Creative Music Fund

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