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Metropolis: A Book of Migrations


Metropolis: A Book of Migrations

  • Date: Friday, 20 April 2018, 8pm
  • Venue: Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon — Cnr Southbank Blvd & Sturt St, Southbank, VIC
  • Series: This event is part of the Metropolis New Music Festival 2018 series
  • Tickets: Standard: $39 | Concession: $29 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

Event Details

Taking the title and spirit of Rebecca Solnit’s 1998 book A Book of Migrations, Brisbane composer Liam Flenady’s new concert-length work is written specifically to showcase the impressive talents of multi-instrumentalist and composer Matthew Horsley.

Ideas of cultural identity, division and alienation are drawn from Solnit’s tracing of the Irish diaspora into a metaphoric meditation. Flenady fashions a striking premiere that incorporates text from the Mediaeval Irish epic poem ‘Buile Shuibhne’ with uilleann pipes and electronics.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Matthew Horsley uillean pipes
Liam Flenady electronics


Liam Flenady - A Book of Migrations

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 9699 3333

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