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Australian Series : Hearing the Land


Australian Series : Hearing the Land

  • Date: Thursday, 1 September 2022, 6.30pm
  • Venue: National Museum of Australia — Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Acton, ACT
  • Series: This event is part of the CSO Australian Series series
  • Tickets: Adults: $54–60 | Children: $30 | Concession: $49–55 — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 0262 626 772

Event Details

We live on an ancient continent, ever shaped by powerful and extreme forces, a place of great biodiversity and beauty. The vibrancy of Australian landscapes have inspired countless works; this program features Mirage by Michael Sollis, inspired by the desert, and Eric Avery’s Mists 1, a moving, personal perspective on place and healing. The land speaks, if we will only listen; it resonates with a depth that transcends human language, drawing us into a richer understanding of our shared identity. Too often, we fail to hear; in Songs of Silent Earth, Natalie Williams challenges us to confront the consequences of a disharmonious relationship to the natural world. In the wake of extreme weather events, the land is tenacious in its regenerative capacity, even (to an extent) in spite of the destruction wrought by human hubris. Kirsten Milenko reflects on these life cycles in Solace and poses a confronting question: do we perceive ourselves as guardians or owners of the natural world? We close with an exciting new commission supported by the National Museum of Australia.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on 0262 479 191 or by email to tickets@cso.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Mirage (duos: piccolo, percussion) (2012) by Michael Sollis
— performed by CSO Chamber Players
Mists 1 : chamber ensemble by Eric Avery
— performed by CSO Chamber Players
Digital sheet music sample Solace : piano trio (2020) by Kirsten Milenko — Australian premiere
— performed by CSO Chamber Players
Songs of Silent Earth : suite for piano trio (2018) by Natalie Williams
— performed by CSO Chamber Players

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