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Life Stories: Grandage & Andriessen


Life Stories: Grandage & Andriessen

  • Date: Sunday, 13 February 2011, 5pm
  • Venue: Government House Ballroom, Perth — St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA
  • Series: This event is part of the Perth International Arts Festival series
  • Tickets: $47.50/$41 (friends) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Iain Grandage’s Blackwood is an intimate and euphoric meditation inspired by the landscape of Western Australia. This world premiere is performed by our beloved Sara Macliver and two of our finest musicians against the backdrop of Brendan Darby’s painting of the Blackwood River. Life journeys are mirrored in and reflected by the river’s course, as Grandage’s music and Kevin Gillam’s evocative poetry drift gently downstream.

Perth’s newest contemporary ensemble Etica then present Dances by famed Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. Revealing the innermost thoughts, anguish and longing of Pharaoh Sekhet‐a‐Ra, Andriessen’s music is moving, rapt and rapturous.


Iain Grandage Blackwood
SOPRANO Sara Macliver CLARINET Allan Meyer PIANO Graeme Gilling


Louis Andriessen Dances
Etica SOPRANO Sara Macliver CONDUCTOR Jon Tooby

Featured non-Australian music: Andriessen

Featured Australian Works

Blackwood by Iain Grandage — World premiere
— performed by Graeme Gilling, Allan Meyer and Sara Macliver

Featured artists

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