Waves and Lines is a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics and chamber ensemble, 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 are largely invisible to the outside world. Landays, poems comprising of a single rhyming couplet on subjects like love, grief, home and war, offer a surprising and vivid glimpse into this secret world.
Adapted from Eliza Griswold’s book, I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan, Peacocke’s evocative work explores the passion, desperation and often humour of these women who are trapped in a seemingly veiled existence.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Waves and Lines
Georgie Darvidis soprano
Hamish Gullick double bass
Felicia King projections
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 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
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