I am commandeering our blog to spread the word about a show coming up on June 3. The 7-ON site seems an appropriate place to spruik it, being as it is a collaboration between seven composers, and a response to the idea that there are seven basic narratives that connect humanity, globally and throughout history. Seven is the magic number.
I was initially brought on board as dramaturg, though we quickly realised that the piece would need text. So I've created words, both spoken and sung, that function to draw the individual compositions into a whole. There is also a beautiful visual component by Sarah-Jane Woulahan, and the music will be performed by the fabulous Ensemble Offspring.
The composers, who all happen to be women, are a widely ranging and wildly gifted bunch: Amanda Brown, Kyls Burtland, Jodi Phillis, Bree van Reyk, Jane Sheldon (who will also be singing), Sally Whitwell and Caitlin Yeo.
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