PRESENTED BY CITY RECITAL HALL, ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING AND CREATIVE MUSIC FUND
They say when we boil down the world’s vast cauldron of myths, legends and literature, seven quintessential stories emerge; they are the bones of our human experience.
Seven genre-defying Australian composers weave together a musical re-imagining of these stories, including the indie scene’s Amanda Brown (The Go-Betweens), Jodi Phillis (The Clouds) and more, performed by Sydney’s award-winning chamber music group, Ensemble Offspring.
Combining music, storytelling and film, Seven Stories is a powerful world premiere that is at once visceral, engaging, funny and otherworldly.
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Music by Amanda Brown, Kyls Burtland, Jodi Phillis, Bree van Reyk, Jane Sheldon, Sally Whitwell and Caitlin Yeo
Visuals by Sarah-Jane Woulahan
Text by Hilary Bell
Performed by Ensemble Offspring: Claire Edwardes (percussion), Bree van Reyk (percussion), Jason Noble (clarinet), Sally Whitwell (piano), Veronique Serret (violin), Jane Sheldon (soprano) and Freya Schack-Arnott (cello)
Caitlin Yeo The Quest
Jodi Phillis Overcoming the Darkness
Amanda Brown Rags to Riches
Sally Whitwell Fatal Flaw
Bree van Reyk Comedy of Errors
Kyls Burtland Journey
Jane Sheldon Transformation
Duration: approximately 70 minutes, no interval