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Maralinga Lament


Maralinga Lament

  • Date: Monday, 14 October 2013, 7:30pm
  • Venue: Union Chapel — London, N1, United Kingdom
  • Tickets: Adults: £16 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra, Ruthless Jabiru, and guest artist Lara St. John perform a concert tribute to the complex history of the Maralinga land in remote South Australia. Maralinga was chosen as a site for undercover British nuclear testing in the 1950s and 60s, leaving the area heavy with radioactive waste and thousands of Indigenous people and servicemen affected, both British and Australian. A musical programme by Matthew Hindson, Paul Stanhope, Linda Buckley, Arvo Pärt and Samuel Barber evokes the loss and the chemical strangeness which has become integral to the Maralinga landscape.

Featured non-Australian music: Linda Buckley (Fall Approaches), Arvo Pärt (Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten), Samuel Barber (Adagio for strings)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Maralinga : for violin and piano (2009) by Matthew Hindson
— performed by Lara St. John
Digital sheet music sample Qinoth : for 11 string instruments (2011) by Paul Stanhope
— performed by Ruthless Jabiru and Kelly Lovelady

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