Martin Friedel: Underworld Songs
- Date: Saturday, 21 September 2013 to Sunday, 22 September 2013, 3pm
- Venue: Abbotsford Convent — 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, Melbourne, VIC
- Tickets: Adults: $30 | Children: $15 | Concession: $15 — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (03) 9326 5424
This concert moves between two spaces at the Abbotsford Convent, from the Good Shepherd Chapel to the main performance auditorium. Martin Friedel's UNDERWORLD SONGS draw on sources such as The Argus, the Police Gazette and other publications since the 1920s, from his period as Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria.
"Before the modern Babel of the internet, lives outside the circles of wealth and power went undocumented and unnoticed beyond family and neighbourhood. When such an ordinary life did go wrong through crime or misfortune, an unnoticed existence became visible and, for a short time, took a clear and sharply defined shape...It could be a short ride from misdeed to myth..."(Martin Friedel)
Performers: Saxophone JASON XANTHOUDAKIS Trombone, CHARLES MCINNES Accordion, JULIUS MILLAR Guitar, ANTHONY FIELD Keyboard, KIM BASTIN Percussion, TIMOTHY PHILLIPS Cello, ALISTAIR MARKER SOLOISTS and Instruments with the ASTRA CHOIR conducted by JOHN MCCAUGHEY
Featured non-Australian music: Riccardo Vaglini, Two new choruses (2013)
Featured Australian Works
|Underworld Songs in Six Scenes by Martin Friedel — World premiere|
— performed by John McCaughey, Astra Choir, Jason Xanthoudakis, Charles McInnes, Julius Millar, Anthony Field, Kim Bastin, Timothy Phillips and Alistair Marker
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