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Shy like Blushing Flowers Music-Theatre Project
- Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 3 - 4pm
- Venue: Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre — 597 High St, Penrith, NSW
- Tickets: This is a free event, however registration is required online
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The living colour moment aesthetics of the Asia-Pacific and its calligraphical motion ideas applied to film are present in Bruce Crossman’s Shy Like Blushing Flowers music-theatre project. The ArtsNSW development has two framing films as dream sequences—“Fragrant Rain Clouds of Love” and “Strange Invisible Perfume”—amidst which sits the live performance of “Garden of Fire.” The Chinese opera tradition of Kunqu sparked, in a moment, the delicate transient crotales metal lingering sounds amidst wrestling interval-colour spacious splashes of ensemble amidst wriggling vocal lines in Crossman's musical score, titled “Garden of Fire.” The trio version will involve soprano Anna Fraser (Song Company), percussionist Claire Edwardes (Ensemble Offspring) and pianist Linda Yim (HKNME) in a live performance with real-time digital visual mixing by Simon Killalea and sound diffusion by Ian Stevenson. In this stripped version, the wriggling vocal lines are laid bare, with delicate bowed vibraphone ebbing joining the dark gong-like stopped notes bedding the vocal beneath, with interpretations of the spaces through metaphorical nature and cityscape images of Hong Kong in time-lapse filmmaking.
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