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Waves + Lines

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost: $29 - $39
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Date:
April 20
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
$29 - $39
Website:
https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/waves-and-lines/

Organiser

Rubiks Collective
Email:
rubikscollective@gmail.com
Website:
www.rubikscollective.com

Venue

Melbourne Recital Centre Salon
31 Sturt St, Southbank, VIC 3006
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia
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Phone:
03 9699 3333

Contemporary art music ensemble Rubiks presents the Australian premiere of Waves + Lines – a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics and chamber ensemble by Princeton-based composer Gemma Peacocke (NZ/USA), adapted from Eliza Griswold’s book, ‘I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan‘.

The ultraconservative regime of the Taliban has meant that the lives of Afghan women have been largely invisible to the outside world. Landays, poems comprised of a single rhyming couplet on subjects like love, grief, home and war, offer a surprising and vivid glimpse into this secret world. This evocative work explores the passion, desperation and humour of these women who are trapped in a seemingly veiled existence.

Rubiks are delighted to announce that Gemma Peacocke will be joining the ensemble in Melbourne for the Australian premiere of Waves + Lines. This performance will also feature projections by New York-based multidisciplinary artist Anchuli Felicia King (AU/USA).

This event is generously supported by the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Metropolis Festival and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Program:

Gemma Peacocke – Waves + Lines (2017) *
*Australian Premiere

Rubiks Collective

Keyboards – Jacob Abela
Percussion – Kaylie Melville
Guest Vocals – Georgie Darvidis
Guest Double Bass – Hamish Gullick