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Songs of Earth, Sky and Sea


Songs of Earth, Sky and Sea

  • Date: Saturday, 12 May 2012, 4pm
  • Venue: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University — 140 Grey St, Southbank, South Brisbane, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Crossbows Festival series

Event Details

This scintillating musical treat weaves ancient lines of connection between Europe and the old world cultures of the Middle East, India and China. Combining spoken word with instrumental and vocal repertoire, Dr Kim Cunio and Dr Nicholas Ng join forces with Australian soprano Heather Lee to evoke images, feelings and sounds relating to the earth, sky and sea from bygone times. The program involves an exciting array of traditional instruments including harmonium, ba─člama (Turkish lute), erhu (Chinese violin) and pipa (Chinese lute).

Dr Kim Cunio has studied with a number of Australia's finest musicians including Australian composer Nigel Butterly, conductor and producer Eric Clapham, and Jazz guitar legend Ike Isaacs. Composing and performing internationally and locally in a variety of contexts, his work with the ABC has seen him compose and produce music projects for CD, radio and television over the last decade.

Heather Lee (soprano), winner of the National Aria award, is a concert singer and soloist, has performed in many of the leading venues and companies of Australia, including the Victorian State Opera, and the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Heather is an early music, opera, and contemporary classical singer, currently studying for her Doctorate in Music.

Dr Nicholas Ng is a composer, performer and researcher. His music has been heard internationally and locally in diverse contexts from concert halls and radio (ABC) to museum installations. Specialising in healing music, Nicholas has performed at venues such as Merkin Concert Hall (New York City), and has been commissioned by ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

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