Program

FESTIVAL DATES
7 - 9 OCTOBER 2016

Across the Water

Sat 5:15 PM

  • Artists

  • Natasha Conrau

    Violin

  • Amy Brookman

    Violin

  • Merewyn Bramble

    Viola

  • Stephanie Arnold

    Cello

  • DATE & TIME

    Saturday 14th October,
    5:15 PM

  • DURATION

    60 minutes

  • PRICE

    $30 / $24 (conc.)

  • VENUE

    Drill Hall

"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


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