Dreaming transportation : voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson / composer: Andrée Greenwell ; poet: Jordie Albiston.
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|Dreaming transportation (2003) voice portraits of the first women of white settlement at Port Jackson||Andrée Greenwell|
Duration: 78 min.
Contents note: The hull -- Inventory -- Lizzie's reel -- Lizzie's pact -- Sydney Gazette : address -- Letter home -- View of Port Jackson from the South Head -- Asylum song -- Crazy Bridget -- Mrs Macarthur's tea party -- Documentary insert -- The Parramatta Female Factory -- Eliza Walsh gets a grant of land -- Dialogue between two whores -- Dorothy Paty paints the country -- Letter home -- Missing him -- Sydney Gazette : accidents -- Moonfish -- Past carin' -- Documentary insert -- I do not remember -- Dreaming transportation -- The emancipist finds parts of her body: lungs ; hands ; eyes ; heart -- Diary extract.
The Hull -- Inventory (What to bring when setting up a colony) -- Lizzie's Reel -- Lizzie's Pact -- Sydney Gazette -- Asylum Song -- Crazy Bridget -- Mrs Macarthur's Tea Party -- Parramatta Female Factory -- Dialogue Between Two Whores -- Dorothy Paty -- Margaret Catchpole -- Letter Home: Elizabeth Macarthur -- Missing Him -- Sydney Gazette: Accidents -- Moonfish -- I do not remember -- Dreaming Transportation -- The Emanicipist finds parts of her body: feet, hands, lungs, eyes, heart -- Diary Extract (Anon).
Performers: Deborah Conway (voice) ; Justine Clarke (voice) ; Miriam Allan (voice) ; Christine Douglas (voice) ; Amie McKenna (voice) ; Hope Csutoros (violin) ; James Nightingale (clarinet/saxophone) ; Jane Williams (violoncello) ; Kim Poole (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, guitar, piano accordion, Irish bouzouki) ; Denise Papaluca (piano) ; Mardi Chillingworth (double bass) ; David Hewitt (percussion).
Liner notes include the full libretto and programme notes by the composer.
"This recording was a joint initiative of Radio National's Drama Unit and The Listening Room, with support from a range of other programs" -- liner notes.
A new music theatre work for women's voices, amplified instrumental ensemble and screen projections, inspired by Jordie Albiston's series of poems 'Botany Bay document'.
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