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Rubiks Collective: Waves + Lines

20 April 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST

Ticket Prices: $39/$29

Waves + Lines is a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics and chamber ensemble by Princeton-based composer Gemma Peacocke (NZ/USA), adapted from Eliza Griswold’s book, I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan. The ultraconservative regime of the Taliban has meant that the lives of Afghan women have been largely invisible to the outside world. Landays, poems comprising of a single rhyming couplet on subjects like love, grief, home and war, offer a surprising and vivid glimpse into this secret world. This evocative work explores the passion, desperation and humour of these women who are trapped in a seemingly veiled existence.

Rubiks are delighted to announce that Gemma Peacocke will be joining the ensemble in Melbourne for the Australian premiere of Waves + Lines. This performance will also feature projections by New York-based multidisciplinary artist Anchuli Felicia King (AU/USA).


  • Gemma Peacocke – Waves + Lies (2017) *

*Australian Premiere

Rubiks Collective

  • Keyboards – Jacob Abela
  • Percussion – Kaylie Melville
  • Guest Vocals – Georgie Darvidis
  • Guest Double Bass – Hamish Gullick

This event is generously supported by the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Metropolis Festival and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.



20 April 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank
31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia
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