Melbourne’s flute goddess Eliza Shephard presents an eclectic and spellbinding collection of rarely-performed new solo works which interweave poetry with myths, reality with fiction and acoustics with electronics. Be transfixed by original sound worlds that you would never expect to be created by the humble flute.
Eliza is Ensemble Offspring’s 2022 Hatched Associate Artist, joining the ensemble throughout the year on many and various projects celebrating living new music. This concert features works by Amy Beth Kirsten, Eve Beglarian, Barry McKimm and more.
Original duo Runa Cara play “musical of ethereal beauty” SMH. A recently formed partnership between Irish-Australian percussionist and new edge folk-pop singer-songwriter Bonnie Stewart (aka Bonniesongs) and Danish-Australian contemporary cellist and nyckelharpist Freya Schack-Arnott, Runa Cara take listeners on a journey of the new juxtaposed with the old.
Drawing from their culturally diverse roots and mix of classical, folk and improvised musical practises, Runa Cara present imaginative Irish and Scandinavian folk songs and lullabies interwoven with experimental soundscapes and original upbeat tunes.
Seymour Nights is supported by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts in association with City of Sydney.
July 2, 2022
Cnr City Road & Cleveland Street
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
Set 1: Eliza Shephard (solo flute)
Krystof Zgraja – 3 Virtuoso Flamenco Studies, No. 1 (1950)
Eve Beglarian – I will not be sad in this world (2009)
Wil Offermans – Luna y Sierra (2009)
Ian Clarke & Simon Painter – TRKs (2001)
Barry McKimm – Colombine (2019)
Amy Beth Kirsten – pirouette on a moon sliver (2011)
Set 2: Runa Cara
Runa Cara present imaginative Irish and Scandinavian folk songs, interwoven with experimental soundscapes and original songs.
Program duration: 75 minutes + interval
Eliza Shephard (flute)
Bonnie Stewart (voice, guitar, mandolin, banjo & percussion)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello, nyckelharpa)