Live at the Village : Sanctuary
- Date: Friday, 4 November 2011, 8.00pm
- Venue: Springwood Presbyterian Hall — 160 Macquarie Road, Springwood, NSW
- Tickets: $30/$20 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on 4751 5171
Indian and African percussion meets Appalachian folk, with a strong jazz underpin, at the next Live at the Village concert on November 4th.
Sanctuary, composed by Gary Daley is a major new work Live at the Village commissioned, with the aid of an Australia Council grant.
Mara and Llew Kiek and Tunji Beier will perform the first set of the evening.
“Tunji is playing in both sets” explains co-producer Mary Travers. “He’s played internationally with some of the most famous Indian singers including RA Ramamani, and is coming from his home in Queensland for this show.”
“We are also thrilled to present Lucky Oceans playing the pedal steel guitar in Sanctuary. He’s a double Grammy Award winner and since moving to Australia he’s played with Paul Kelly, Gurrumul and many others.”
One of Australia’s top wind players Paul Cutlan will play sax and clarinet. His credits include playing with the SSO, the Australian Art Orchestra and this year with Geoffrey Rush in Diary of a Madman.
Completing the line up are Brett Hirst, double bass, Ollie Miller, cello, Mirabai Peart, violin, James Daley, mandolin, Jess Green, guitar and vocals, and Gary Daley accordion, piano, sampling and loops.
“Gary has written six pieces that are linked in musical themes and motifs” says Travers, “and the interplay between tradition and contemporary improvisation is quite beautiful.”
Llew on bouzouki and Mara Kiek, vocals and Tapan (drum), playing the first set, are Australian pioneers in the fusion of world folk music with jazz and the Mara! band has travelled the world.
“We couldn’t have commissioned Sanctuary without the Australia Council grant” commented Travers,” and we are thrilled to premier a new Australian work in the Blue Mountains. Also, the Australasian Performing Right Association helped out.”
Tickets from The Turning Page Bookshop, Springwood * Megalong Books, Leura
Further information for this event is available by phone on 0416 492 952
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|Sanctuary by by Gary Daley|
User reviews & comments
Posted by Lee Andrews  on 4 November, 2011
so disappointed to miss the Springwood concert of Sanctuary. Will there be other performances?
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