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Turning Last Words into Music


Turning Last Words into Music

  • Date: Sunday, 26 August 2018, 4pm
  • Venue: The Great Hall, University House (Canberra) — 1 Balmain Crescent, Acton, Canberra, ACT

Event Details

Composer, writer, radio presenter and the ANU H. C. Coombs Creative Arts Fellow Dr. Andrew Ford will introduce his expressive and emotional piece, Last Words. The song cycle will be performed by soprano Jane Sheldon and a trio of ANU School of Music staff trio comprising Tor Frømyhr (violin), David Pereira (cello) and Edward Neeman (piano). Last Words features the final poems, letters and diary entries of some of history’s most iconic figures. Dr. Ford will discuss the emotionally challenging, yet spiritually uplifting aspect of turning people’s intimate last words into art.

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Featured Australian Works

Digital sheet music sample Last words : soprano with ensemble (2013) by Andrew Ford
— performed by David Pereira, Edward Neeman, Helen Ayres and Jane Sheldon

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