Stolen in Adelaide

Tuesday 2 Sept 2014 at 8pm


Studio 520, ABC Studios, Collinswood, Adelaide

Presented by the earin festival

“….old elder   young honesty

                                    turned ashen……”

                                                                        Anne Stephenson, ‘Willow Song’

Bursting with musical riches, Stolen explores ideas of displacement, dislocation and identity through the integration of music and visual image. The performances bring together two of Australia’s most innovative new music ensembles for the first time; Halcyon, Sydney’s acclaimed vocal chamber music specialists and Soundstream Collective, the University of Adelaide’s new music Ensemble in Residence. Stolen features works by Australian composers Gerard Brophy, Andrew Ford, David Harris and David Kotlowy and readings by Professor Lester-Irabinna Rigney from the Bringing Them Home Report alongside art by one of the country’s most intriguing visual artists Ngarrindjeri-Kaurna-Yunkanytjatjara-man, Allan Sumner.


Introduction by Prof. Lester-Irabinna Rigney

David Kotlowy Mitithi* (2014) 

Andrew Ford Willow Songs (2009) 

Martin Bresnick Prayers Remain Forever (2011) 

Gerard Brophy When Peacocks Dance* (2014) 

David Harris Yurrebilla Climbing* (2014)

World Premiere



Alison Morgan  soprano, Jenny Duck-Chong   mezzo soprano, Geoffrey Collins  flutes, Peter Handsworth  clarinets, Janis Laurs  cello, Gabriella Smart  piano, Joshua Hill  percussion

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