A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes description
To be human is to make music.
Australian Indigenous people have the oldest living tradition on the planet. They have been singing for millennia, their music passing through thousands of generations of ears, hands, and hearts.
In Western classical music, we speak of ‘early’ music; music from the Middle Ages to the Englightenment. The ‘A Brief History of Time: Chamber Landscapes’ series sets Western early music, up to a millennium old, within the time-expanding universe of Indigenous music making, and finds a place for us to meet in contemporary Australia.
The musicians for ‘A Brief History of Time’ come from different cultures, generations and genres. They are distinguished not only by their extraordinary skills, but also by their generosity and courage as artists. We invite you to join a cast assembled from Arnhem Land, Scandinavia, Italy, UK and across Australia.
See Credits below for complete artist listing. For the audio version of this event page, click here.
Generously supported by Leading Patron Ulrike Klein AO. Commissioned work supported by the Chamber Landscapes Commissioning Circle.
Curated by Genevieve Lacey
Artist Conversations hosted by Paul Kildea
Trio Mediaeval Jim Atkins, sound design Thomas Boysen, vihuela da mano & theorbo Thomas Gould, violin Jane Gower, Baroque bassoon Caroline Henbest, viola Erin Helyard, fortepiano Arve Henriksen, trumpet Brendan Joyce, violin Andrea Keller, composer-arranger & piano Genevieve Lacey, recorder Yirrmal Marika, composer & voice Kirsty McCahon, double bass Marshall McGuire, harps Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba Neal Peres da Costa, harpsichord, chamber organ Alice Skye, voice Joe Talia, drums Richard Tognetti, violin Errki Veltheim, composer-arranger & violins Daniel Ngukkur Boy Wilfred, voice David Yipininy Wilfred, yidaki Emily Wurramara, composer & voice Daniel Yeadon, cello
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