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The Guru: At Home With PGH


The Guru: At Home With PGH

  • Date: Friday, 17 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

Reminiscences in words and music about Peggy Glanville-Hicks (1912 - 1990)
All dimensions of this week’s concerts inhabit the life, music and legends surrounding Peggy Glanville-Hicks (‘PGH” she styled herself to avoid being pigeon-holed as ‘a female composer’).

Born in Melbourne in 1912, her life encompasses London, New York, Greece and, finally, Sydney. The first of her four operas, THE TRANSPOSED HEADS, is her response to Indian solutions for ‘solving the crisis in Western music’. Music by her American friends, Lou Harrison and Paul Bowles, accompany PGH on her panoramic life-journey.

In her centenary year, her close friends Ross Edwards and Vincent Plush recall that life, as rich in legend and anecdote as the sources it drew from across the cultures of the world.

Ross Edwards & Vincent Plush recall PGH with slides, films and recordings

Featured non-Australian music: Lou Harrison, Paul Bowles

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

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