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Saturday 14th October,
$30 / $24 (conc.)
"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them..." – The Guardian
Between 1939 and 1942, as a little boy, Steve Reich had to travel back and forth between New York and Los Angeles – between divorced parents. Many years later, he realised that he would have travelled on other trains to other destinations, had he, as a Jew, lived in Europe in the same period.
This is the central thrust of Different Trains – Steve Reich’s brilliant work built on the technique of speech melody – pairing recorded speech alongside its musical equivalent.
In creating Across the Water, Robert Davidson used the same technique, and utilized Stephanie Arnold’s 1st hand interviews with Melbourne-based asylum seekers who shared with her stories of their journeys and arrival in Australia.
This promises to be a deeply compelling and moving performance
Davidson Across the Water
Reich Different Trains