C06 A Hidden World

  • May 1, 2022

    2.30pm - 3.30pm (plus Q&As)

  • Fairfax Theatre

    National Gallery of Australia

  • General Admission $65.00,

    Concession $60.00

  • In Association with

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Presented by Doma Hotels

Rubiks Collective presents Gemma Peacocke’s Waves & Lines; a multimedia song cycle for soprano, electronics, and chamber ensemble based on a tradition of Afghan women’s folk poetry.

Collected in the book I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays From Contemporary Afghanistan, these poems offer a surprising and vivid – and often humorous – glimpse into the lives of women existing under the watch of an ultraconservative regime.

Exploring the distance, anonymity, and strange intimacy of phone calls, text messages, and radio broadcasts in which the poems are shared, the song cycle features fixed electronics, projections and the stunning vocals of Persian born, Melbourne based performer Gelareh Pour.

 

Program

Gemma Peacocke (NZ/US):  Waves & Lines 

followed by a panel discussion, led by Genevieve Jacobs AM, with Virginia Haussegger AM, Gelareh Pour and Professor Amin Saikal.

 

Artists

Gelareh Pour with Rubiks Collective:

Kaylie Melville, percussion

Jacob Abela, keyboards

Hamish Gullick, bass

 

Accompanying projections by Anchuli Felicia King.

 

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  • May 1, 2022

    2.30pm - 3.30pm (plus Q&As)

  • Fairfax Theatre

    National Gallery of Australia

  • General Admission $65.00,

    Concession $60.00

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Artist Anchuli Felicia King

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Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright and multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans across dramaturgy; sound, video and projection design; and creative consultation.

Artist Hamish Gullick

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Hamish Gullick is a double bassist born and raised in Sydney. Hamish had his first double bass lessons when he was 12 with late jazz great Ed Gaston. From 2013-16 he studied with a scholarship at the Sydney Conservatorium with Kees Boersma and later Alex Henery. In 2019 he commenced training with Damien Eckersley at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). During his studies, Hamish played in masterclasses for Dominic Seldis, (former Principal Double Bass, Royal Concertgebouw) Owen Lee, (Principle Double Bass, Cincinnati Symphony) and Hiroshi Ikematsu, (Former Principal New Zeala...

Artist Kaylie Melville

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Melbourne-based percussionist Kaylie Melville is a soloist and chamber musician dedicated to new music performance. Noted for her “extraordinary ability to impart a sense of musicality to even the smallest gestures” (Partial Durations), Kaylie is an Artistic Associate with new music pioneers Speak Percussion, co-Artistic Director of the contemporary ensemble Rubiks Collective and frequently works with leading Australian ensembles and orchestras. In addition to performing, Kaylie's practice incorporates improvising, directing, curating and teaching. As a passionate advocate of new music K...

Artist Gelareh Pour

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Gelareh Pour is an Iranian born classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and music instructor, largely performing on the Kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle). Currently based in Ballarat, Australia, Gelareh leads two experimental groups, Gelareh Pour’s Garden and ZÖJ, and regularly collaborates with artists from all walks of life. Gelareh’s music explores the duality of multiculturalism and true cross-cultural experimentation. Since her arrival in Australia she has produced six independent albums, composed music for various ABC Radio programs and has appeared i...

Artist Jacob Abela

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Australian keyboardist and composer Jacob Abela is a soloist and chamber musician specialising in the new music field. Jacob is Australia’s leading voice for the Ondes Martenot, a French keyboard instrument which predates the synthesiser. Jacob is a founding member and co-director of new music outfit Rubiks, who have enjoyed critical acclaim for their contribution to Melbourne’s contemporary music scene. Jacob also performs regularly with the Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, and has appeared with renowned ensembles such as Ensemble Offspring, Argonaut Ensemble (BIFEM), Speak Per...