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New Ancient Songs


New Ancient Songs

  • Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019, 11:30am
  • Venue: UKARIA Cultural Centre — 119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit, SA
  • Series: This event is part of the Adelaide Festival 2019 series
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online

Event Details

Music to summon wide open spaces and the scent of eucalypts after rain. Contemporary Australian string miniatures alongside central desert field recordings, world premieres by Andrea Keller and Erkki Veltheim, and old European instruments accompanying new songs by young Aboriginal voices. Music by Peter Sculthorpe, Hollis Taylor, Ella Macens, Brett Dean, Emily Wurramara, Alice Skye, performed by Emily, Alice, Saraima Navara with Erkki Veltheim, Andrea Keller, Joe Talia and ensemble.


John Rodgers (b. 1962) arr. E. Veltheim (b. 1976): Carolling 3 (2019)
Hollis Taylor (b. 1951): Night Shift
Ella Macens (b. 1991): The Lake
Alice Skye (b. 1995) arr. E. Veltheim (b. 1976): You Are The Mountains 
Andrea Keller (b. 1973): Home (2019)
Emily Wurramara (b. 1996) arr. E. Veltheim: Blue Moon, Black Sea
Andrea Keller: Compassionately Yours (2019)
Alice Skye arr. E. Veltheim: She Oak
Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014): Little Serenade
Hollis Taylor: Banana Paper
Brett Dean (b. 1961): Intimate Decisions
Hollis Taylor: Green Lake, Victoria
Peter Sculthorpe: Looking Back
Erkki Veltheim: Ingress (2019) 
Erkki Veltheim: A Faraway Landscape (at dusk) (2019)
Emily Wurramara arr. E. Veltheim: Ngerraberrakernama (Wake Up) (2019)

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

Banana paper (solo double bass) by Hollis Taylor
Digital sheet music sample Compassionately Yours (string orchestra with multiple soloists) (2019) by Andrea Keller — World premiere
Green Lake, Victoria : for soprano recorder and field recording by Hollis Taylor
Home (solo piano) (2019) by Andrea Keller — World premiere
— performed by Andrea Keller
Intimate decisions : for viola solo (1996) by Brett Dean
Digital sheet music sample Looking back : for violin, viola, cello and double bass (2001) by Peter Sculthorpe
Night shift : for violin and field recording by Hollis Taylor
The Lake by Ella Macens
 A Faraway Landscape (at dusk) by Erkki Veltheim — World premiere
 Ingress by Erkki Veltheim — World premiere

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