June 3, 2017 | 7:30pm
PRESENTED BY CITY RECITAL HALL, ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND CREATIVE MUSIC FUND
They say when we boil down the world’s vast cauldron of myths, legends and literature, seven archetypal stories emerge; they are the bones of our human experience. But what would they sound like as music?
There was a queen with seven daughters,
Each more lovely than the last.
The youngest had, as well as beauty,
Hear the oldest of tales with new ears as seven genre-defying composers from across the Australian artistic landscape weave together a musical re-imagining from a female perspective. The result is at once visceral, engaging, funny and otherworldly.
Featuring new music composed by the indie scene’s Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens), Jodi Phillis (The Clouds) and Bree Van Reyk (Holly Throsby’s drummer); screen composers Kyls Burtland and Caitlin Yeo; and the classical world’s Sally Whitwell and Jane Sheldon, with accompanying visuals designed by Sarah-Jane Woulahan and text by Hilary Bell.
Seven Stories combines music, storytelling and film in a powerful world premiere Australian work that places women centre stage.
“Seven Stories brought an array of emotions to a magical one-hour journey… a perfect marrying of visual art and music that communicates a beautiful tale”Monica Chedid, audience member
June 3, 2017
City Recital Hall
2 Angel Place
Sydney, 2000 Australia
Caitlin Yeo – The Quest
Jodi Phillis – Overcoming the Darkness
Amanda Brown – Rags to Riches
Sally Whitwell – Fatal Flaw
Bree van Reyk – Comedy of Errors
Kyls Burtland – Journey
Jane Sheldon – Transformation
Caitlin Yeo – The Quest (reprise)
Download the program here
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Ensemble Offspring thanks the Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, for support with space for Creative Development.
Claire Edwardes (percussion)
Bree van Reyk (percussion)
Jason Noble (clarinet)
Sally Whitwell (piano)
Veronique Serret (violin)
Jane Sheldon (soprano)
Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)