Lotte Betts-Dean | Four White Walls
25 September 2021 @ 8:00 am - 27 September 2021 @ 11:30 pm AEST
Mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean celebrates the solo voice in a dazzling yet contemplative expression of contemporary music mixed with some hints of the medieval and impressionistic.
‘Four White Walls’ is an intimate film-recital delving into the inner language and emotional landscape of solitude; of searching for and finding the calmness and joy of being alone with oneself, yet also of yearning for the outside world and mourning lost connections. The programme weaves its way through time exploring western repertoire for solo voice and multi-tracked choral works, from Hildegard von Bingen and Claude Debussy to contemporary works by British composer Tansy Davies and Australian composers Brett Dean, Andrew Ford and Alice Chance, via the work of 20th century American composer-pioneer Morton Feldman.
Claude Debussy: Il était une fée
Hildegard Von Bingen: O viridissima virga
Brett Dean “To Look Yet Not Find” & “Four White Walls” from “Tracks and Traces”
Tansy Davies “Beloved Friend” & “Secret Wishes” from “Troubairitz”
Alice Chance “Fiat Lux”
Andrew Ford “Between Birds” & “dark cloud” from “Red Dirt Hymns
Morton Feldman “Only”
Anon. “A Scottish Folksong”