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Unrepresentative Swill


Unrepresentative Swill

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8pm
  • Venue: QPAC Concert Hall — Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cnr Grey St and Melbourne St, Southbank, QLD
  • Series: This event is part of the Queensland Music Festival 2015 series
  • Tickets: General: $59 (booking fees may apply)

Event Details

Sing, Prime Minister.

In this brand new, distinctive work, Queensland’s own Topology and The Australian Voices bring provocative text and exceptional musicianship together to create a musical narrative inspired by famous speeches delivered throughout Australian history.

Composed by Topology’s masterminds Robert Davidson and John Babbage, alongside musical powerhouse Gordon Hamilton, the performance traverses pivotal moments that have shaped our nation. Unrepresentative Swill takes the words right out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths — from Menzies’ Declaration of War to Whitlam’s Well May We Say; Gillard’s Misogyny speech to Abbott’s A Stain on Our Souls — marrying them seamlessly to an overlay of stirring music and choral work.

Narrated by author, comedian and TV personality Adam Spencer, this powerful, thought-provoking performance is not to be missed.

“The chance to share a stage with Paul Keating, Bob Hawke, John Howard, Julia Gillard, Malcolm Fraser, Tony Abbott and the like only comes around once in a lifetime. With a dash of Jacqui Lambie thrown in… bring it on!” Adam Spencer

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (07) 3010 6600 or by email to info@qmf.org.au

Featured Australian Works

Unrepresentative Swill by John Babbage and Robert Davidson — World premiere
— performed by Topology, The Australian Voices, Gordon Hamilton and Adam Spencer

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