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
A Book of Migrations
This work was premiered at the 2017 Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
Matthew Horsley uillean pipes
Liam Flenady electronics
This production is part of the following series:
Melbourne Recital Centre, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Monash University present contemporary music in its finest form in the Metropolis New Music Festival.
Friday 20 April 2018 8pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Salon is general admission.
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