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Alice in Antarctica


Alice in Antarctica

  • Date: Sunday, 26 June 2011, 5pm
  • Venue: Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music — School of Music, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT
  • Tickets: $25 full, $20 concession, students free — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1300 795 012

Event Details

A performance piece which Alice Giles created for a live concert at Mawson Station, Antarctica, earlier this year as a tribute to her grandfather C.T. Madigan and his role in the Mawson expedition. 'Alice in Antarctica' includes readings from Madigan’s diaries and pieces/songs that he mentions there, newly composed works for electro-acoustic harp by Australian composers Larry Sitsky, Jim Cotter, Martin Wesley-Smith and Joshua McHugh; and a new transcription by Nigel Westlake. This will be the Australian premiere of these works and will include the added element of images and sound recordings from Alice’s own voyage.

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

Featured Australian Works

Aurora Wynnis : harp solo by Martin Wesley-Smith — World premiere
— performed by Alice Giles
Beneath the midnight sun : harp solo by Nigel Westlake — World premiere
— performed by Alice Giles and Alice Giles
Fantasia No. 16 : for lever harp : harp solo (2010) by Larry Sitsky — World premiere
— performed by Alice Giles
Fantasia No. 17 : harp solo (2010) by Larry Sitsky — World premiere
 Billions of Penguins (2010) by Joshua McHugh — World premiere
 Ice by Mary Doumany
 On not Dancing with Penguins (2011) by Jim Cotter — World premiere
 Southern Ocean Song (2011) by Alice Giles — World premiere

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