A Book of Migrations

Matthew Horsley


Taking the title and spirit of Rebecca Solnit’s 1998 book A Book of Migrations, Brisbane composer Liam Flenady’s new concert-length work is written specifically to showcase the impressive talents of multi-instrumentalist and composer Matthew Horsley.

Ideas of cultural identity, division and alienation are drawn from Solnit’s tracing of the Irish diaspora into a metaphoric meditation. Flenady fashions a striking premiere that incorporates text from the Mediaeval Irish epic poem ‘Buile Shuibhne’ with uilleann pipes and electronics.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Liam Flenady
A Book of Migrations


Matthew Horsley uillean pipes
Liam Flenady electronics


This production is part of the following series:

Metropolis New Music Festival 2018

Melbourne Recital Centre, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Monash University present contemporary music in its finest form in the Metropolis New Music Festival.