Antarctica is a multi-media performance commemorating the Centenary of the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition from 1911-1914.
Experience one of Australia’s most respected musicians, in a personal journey through music and film to honor her grandfather Dr C.T. Madigan.
Works include sentimental favorites mentioned by Madigan in his diaries and new works by Australian composers Larry Sitsky, Martin Wesley-Smith, Nigel Westlake, Jim Cotter and Joshua McHugh, as well as sounds of the wind through the harp in Antarctica, woven together with words and song.
This program features visual and audio material gathered by Alice Giles on her 2011 trip as an Australian Antarctic Arts Fellow to Davis and Mawson Stations on the Aurora Australis.
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Alice Giles electro-acoustic ‘Camac Blue’ and ‘Thom’
Lever Harps spoken word and voice
Gabriel Marie (arr A. Jonas)
Antonin Dvorak (arr C. Salzedo)
Traditional (arr C. Salzedo)
Purday / Newman
Lead kindly Light
Monk / Lyte
Abide with me
Dykes/Adams (arr A. Giles)
Nearer my God
Scottish Student’s Songbook
The Good Rhein Wine
Billions of Penguins (2010)
On not Dancing with Penguins (2011)
Beneath the Midnight Sun
(from the Imax film score ‘Antarctica’) (arr for electroacoustic harp by Giles)
Southern Ocean Song (2011)
Ice – filmed at Davis Station beach
for singing harpist and electronics (2011)
Text from the CT Madigan Diaries, and the poem ‘Ah Love, could thou and I with fate conspire …’
(quoted by Madigan) from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Wind Harp / Fantasia No.16 (2010) – filmed at Davis and Mawson Stations
Fantasia No. 17 (2010)
Wednesday 23 October 2019 6pm
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Standard $39 ($29 Concession)
This concert is set in-the-round. Seating in the Primrose Potter Salon is general admission.
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