- Date: Saturday, 30 May 2015 to Sunday, 31 May 2015, Sat 30 May 6pm; Sun 31 May 2pm
- Venue: National Gallery of Australia — Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra, ACT
- Tickets: Adults: $45 | Children: $10 | Concession: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0466 480 104
"The experience of last night will never stop dancing inside and outside me. The aurora is multiplicitous: Sometimes it burns every inch of darkness in the sky. Sometimes it glows, or flows like gas. It can be white heat – clean heat, or a giant streak across the air. It dances ceaselessly transforming – never standing still." Journal Entry, 24 Nov 2014 In November
2014 Griffyn Director Michael Sollis joined astronomer Fred Watson in the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights, as a response to Griffyn’s Southern Sky by Estonian composer Urmas Sisask. The resultant composition tells a magical tale of the aurora in a Snow White-esque land of ice and twilight. The premiere performances closely reflect the extraordinary use of light in the ‘James Turrell: a retrospective’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.
Michael Sollis, plucked strings; Chris Stone, violin; Susan Ellis, soprano; Kiri Sollis, flutes; Holly Downes, double bass; Laura Tanata, harp
Featured Australian Works
||Northern Lights (soprano with chamber ensemble and electronics) (2016) by Michael Sollis — World premiere|
— performed by Griffyn Ensemble
- Performer Griffyn Ensemble
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