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Waves + Lines | Rubiks Collective

20 April 2018 @ 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


Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon, Southbank
31 Sturt Street
Southbank, VIC 3006 Australia