Alicia Crossley's 'Bass Instincts' concerts kick off next week in Sydney with further performances in Melbourne and Canberra. Performing all the works from her latest album, all commissioned by Alicia and all composed by Australian women composers: Holly Harrison, Anne Boyd, Alice Chance, Lisa Cheney, Amanda Cole, Jessica Wells and Fiona Hill. Fiona will be performing the electronics component live with Alicia enhancing the usually inaudible sounds of the instruments and creating the cavernous atmosphere of the piece. Inspired by the poem 'Lost in the Darkness' by a young refugee in detention, Maryem, the work aims to sonically capture aspects of the poem through musical devices. Fiona first discovered the poem in an Arts Zine published by the Refugee Art Project #6, the image 'Girl with Flowers' by Tabarak above is from the same Arts Zine and appears on the back cover.
You can book tickets for the performances here:
Sydney - Wednesday March 16th, 7pm, Utzon Room Sydney Opera House
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Melbourne - Sunday April 10th, 3pm, Melbourne Recital Centre
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Canberra - Sunday April 24th, 5pm, Wesley Music Centre
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