Live Performance of Creative Work

Dirtsong

G Lacey

Published : 2014

Abstract

Set against a stunning backdrop of moving imagery and text inspired by the words of Miles Franklin Award winner Alexis Wright, dirtsong is a large-scale musical production to stir the soul. A collaborative performance of music, language, culture and identity, it features unforgettable songs performed in 11 different Aboriginal languages by some of Australia's most extraordinary musicians. Drawn wholly from Aboriginal Australia, dirtsong mixes traditional approaches and contemporary songs, existing repertoire and newly commissioned music to conjure a sense of 'country' as not only a geographical place, but as encounters, memories, obligations and nature. This is one unforgettable performance..

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