Waves and Lines

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Details

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

PROGRAM

Gemma Peacocke
Waves and Lines

ARTISTS

Rubiks Collective
Georgie Darvidis soprano
Hamish Gullick double bass
Felicia King projections

Series

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.

Venue