Live Performance of Creative Work

Refugees, Remembrance and Resilience

Danae Killian, Zachary Dunbar

The Australian Fullbright Alumni Association, the being Human Festival and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne | Published : 2019

Abstract

Within a long and varied program, Danae Killian performed Pieces Nos. 1, 2 and 3 from Klavierstuecke, Op. 23 by Arnold Schoenberg, between which she interpolated a reading of Nelly Sachs's poem In der Flucht, translated into English by Danae Killian. She also performed Chopin's Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4 as a resonant, emotive backdrop to Kylie Supski's recitation. The whole performance, curated by Zachary Dunbar, was given as a consciousness-raising-through-art socially empathetic response to the plight of current and past refugees.