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The Drone


The Drone

  • Date: Wednesday, 15 May 2013, 7.30 pm
  • Venue: Conservatorium Theatre, Brisbane — Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Encounters: India series
  • Tickets: $30/$25 conc. — Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 136246

Event Details

A string is struck. Vibrations rise and slowly fade away. A melody emerges from a single sound, then another. Contrast. Interplay.

Beginning with the oldest known drone in the world, the didgeridoo, this program is a celebration of string playing, with that prince of cellists, Rohan de Saram, presiding over a veritable palace of cellists. An Indian first half showcases music especially written for Rohan. It is balanced by an Australian second half in which the raw energy of Richard Vella is calmed by the erotic meditations of Peter Schaefer.

Massed cellos create a sumptuous carpet-drone over which music cultures meet in respectful dialogue. Ross Edwards’s water music cools the spirit in preparation for a gentle night ahead. Boundaries blur and traditions blend in this unique coming together of Indian musicians from the twin cultures of the sub-Continent.

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