Strap yourself in and prepare for sonic goodness as QSO Ensemble-in-Residence The Australian Voices cram five world-firsts into just one concert.
Award-winning, internationally loved and a YouTube sensation, The Australian Voices is far from your average choir. It has put Julia Gillard’s famous misogyny speech to music, created an oratorio based on a Buzzfeed article about cute baby animals, and performed around the world, from Woodford Folk Festival to Edinburgh Fringe.
Highlights of this jam-packed evening include György Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna – admired for its micropolyphony and propelled into popular culture in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – and Stephen Leek’s spectacularly guttural Wirindji, about mystical women from The Dreaming that were literally man eaters.
A typewriter will make [at least] one appearance.
Paul Stanhope Deserts of Exile
Stephen Leek Wirindji
John Arthur Grant Ka-dl-ah-du
Gerometta The Valley of the Black Pig (premiere)
Olivia Swift Sleepless (premiere)
David Brodsky† Express Ribbon Red [typewriter solo] (premiere)
David Brodsky† 436 (premiere)
David Brodsky† Ubi Caritas (premiere)
György Ligeti Lux Aeterna
Jaret Choolun Flight
Lachlan Hurse and Sue Monk The Shore
† TAV Composer-in-Residence
“As if the gates of heaven had opened” The New York Times
"... the finest choral singing that I have ever heard in Australia.” Limelight Magazine