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Waves + Lines | Rubiks Collective
20 April @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm AEST$29 – $39
Melbourne’s vibrant contemporary art music ensemble Rubiks presents Waves + Lines – 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).
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.
- Gemma Peacocke – Waves + Lies (2017) – Australian Premiere
PERFORMERS: Rubiks Collective
- Keyboards – Jacob Abela
- Percussion – Kaylie Melville
- Guest Vocals – Georgie Darvidis
- Guest Double Bass – Hamish Gullick