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The Singing Politician

Event

The Singing Politician

  • Date: Friday, 14 July 2017, 8pm
  • Venue: Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) — 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Hobart, TAS
  • Series: This event is part of the Festival of Voices 2017 series
  • Tickets: General: $40 — Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

“A fascinating and artistically absorbing musico-political event” Limelight Magazine.

“It is simultaneously quite serious, quite moving and absolutely hilarious” James Morrison.

Prime Ministerial speeches set to music. Queensland’s Topology and The Australian Voices bring iconic speeches and exceptional musicianship together to celebrate pivotal moments in Australian history.

Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, plus musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. The Singing Politician takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths – from Robert Menzies to Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser to Paul Keating, Bob Hawke to Tony Abbott – and marries them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.

This performance is part of Unashamedly Original, a two-day festival of multidisciplinary performances that push the envelope of sight and sound, Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (03) 6224 5975 or by email to info@festivalofvoices.com

Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Melancholy duty : for SATB choir, chamber ensemble and pre-recorded sound (2015) by Robert Davidson
— performed by The Australian Voices, Topology and Gordon Hamilton
Not now, not ever : for recorded Julia Gillard speech and chorus (2014) by Robert Davidson
— performed by The Australian Voices, Topology and Gordon Hamilton
The Dismissal : SATB choir with accompaniment by Robert Davidson
— performed by The Australian Voices, Topology and Gordon Hamilton
 I Lie Sent Men To Ease by John Babbage

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