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Ruthless Jabiru and Morgan Pearse // The Drowners


Ruthless Jabiru and Morgan Pearse // The Drowners

  • Date: Saturday, 10 March 2018, 5pm
  • Venue: King's College Chapel (London) — Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
  • Tickets: Adults: £10 (booking fees apply) — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Ruthless Jabiru returns to the chapel of Kings College London for a programme in solidarity with our brothers and sisters seeking asylum by sea. Devised and conducted by Kelly Lovelady, the project will honour tidal forces and all those who have offered themselves up to our oceans in search of a safer life.

Music for strings, percussion and celesta conjures a muted submarine dreamscape: a dark world of distorted gravity, out of body experience and ominous fantasies of the inner ear as the listener crosses from conflict into the underbelly.

Ruthless Jabiru is a London chamber orchestra dedicated to humanitarian stories. The ensemble's dual advocacy for contemporary composers and Activist narratives reflects our citizen duty as artists to engage ever more deeply with the world around us; giving voice to the truths of our allies, interrogating the accountability of our leaders and championing solidarity in all its forms.

Ruthless Jabiru will be joined by acclaimed baritone Morgan Pearse and the project delivered in partnership with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London.


Rosalind Page Zerkalo (Mirror) [World premiere]
Nicole Lizée The Red Room
Wolfgang Rihm Nature Morte - Still Alive
Andrew Ford The Drowners [World premiere]
Fausto Romitelli The Nameless City

Featured non-Australian music: Nicole Lizée, Wolfgang Rihm, Fausto Romitelli

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

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample The Drowners : song cycle (2015) by Andrew Ford — World premiere
— performed by Morgan Pearse, Kelly Lovelady and Ruthless Jabiru
Zerkalo (Mirror) (string orchestra with pre-recorded sound) by Rosà Lind Page — World premiere
— performed by Ruthless Jabiru and Kelly Lovelady

Featured artists

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